Break the law in Ontario, and you might be fined or imprisoned, but some of the province's most peculiar laws may just leave you scratching your head:
-- In early southern Ontario, stealing a soldier's socks was punishable by death
-- If you let your lawn grow over 3.8 centimetres high in London, city workers will mow it and leave you with the bill
-- It's illegal in Guelph to water your lawn during a rainstorm or to allow sprinkler water to run off your lawn and onto the street in front of your home
-- To protect the children of Rat Portage (Kenora) in 1901, fortune tellers and palm readers were required to be temporarily licensed and then were encouraged to move on
-- If you find yourself in jail in Orillia, your visitors are banned from passing you a flask of whiskey through the cell bars
-- In 1802, released convicts had only eight days to hightail it out of Ontario, under the threat of death
* Up until the early 1970s, licensees of taverns and beer halls were required to provide separate drinking rooms for ''ladies and escorts''
* It was once illegal to ring a bell in Sudbury for any reason other than to announce a church service.
Plus more strange and surprising laws from Canada's most populous provinceÖ