Except on family Sundays, the adults and little kids using the rink have dwindled. Much of the time the rink seems to have reverted to being a teenage – male – ghetto. The falling attendance suggests that many people find the scene ugly. The rink guards are often out on the hockey ice during their shift, playing shinny with their friends.
Dufferin Grove Park is being transferred to Tino DeCastro’s jurisdiction, right after the rink closes in two weeks, on the grounds that his recreation centre is half a block closer to the park than McCormick.