It is illegal to eat ice-cream on Bank Street on a Sunday.
This dumb law appears frequent in "dumb law" lists on the internet.
Being the brat I am, I emailed the City of Ottawa.
There seems to be an urban legend that it is illegal to eat ice cream on Bank Street on Sundays. (See http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/469049/stupid_laws_in_canada.html?cat=17)
Can you let me know if this is true? If so, can you refer me to the City bylaw? Thank you!
The reply arrived less than a half hour later:
Thank you for your e-mail. Although interesting, I have never heard of such a law in the City of Ottawa. I am sure you can happily enjoy an ice cream on Bank Street without concern.
By-law & Regulatory Services
There you have it, internet. You CAN legally eat ice cream while strolling down Bank Street on a Sunday.