The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines “street” as a public road in a city, town or village.” “Highway” is defined as “a public road; a main route.” A residential driveway does not fall within the definition of a street or highway as it is neither public nor a main route.
The Concise Oxford Dictionary defines “parking lot” as “an outdoor area for parking vehicles.” A parking lot is a large public space where multiple vehicles are parked. Parking lots are found at public venues such as shopping malls or hospitals. A residential driveway is part of a private residence not accessible to the public where a few vehicles are parked.
... residential driveways are not streets, highways or parking lots and therefore do not fall within the definition of road building.
O'Brien Paving Inc. v. Hill |
2012 CarswellOnt 8794 (Ont. L.R.B.) at para. 13, 14, 15 |
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