63-year-old Lego fanatic turned away from Ontario Legoland because he didn't have a child with him

VAUGHAN, Ontario - A 63-year-old Ontario man was turned away from Legoland because he didn't have a child with him, Canada's National Post reported.

John St-Onge said he has collected more than 50,000 Lego pieces and built complex projects like the Statue of Liberty and the Millennium Falcon.

So when the Legoland Discovery Centre opened in Vaughan, Ont., this year, his daughter, Nicole St-Onge, 30, told the National Post she was excited to take him.

They drove three hours, but were turned away at the gate because of a policy that is becoming more common at family-oriented destinations: No adults without children allowed.

“I felt discriminated against,” Mr. St-Onge told the National Post. “[I was thinking] ‘What, are you painting a label on my back, that I’m a pedophile?”

“Protecting families is the primary goal that we have,” said General Manager Rene Gurtner.

Gurtner told the National Post she could understand that people who don't or can't have children might feel discriminated against, but pointed out that the park offers adults-only nights.