Can a security guard stop me from coming into the mall, building or property?
Yes. The security guard can serve you with a ‘Protection of Property’ notice. This is a legal paper that bars you from coming on the property. It will not matter if you refuse to take the paper. When you are banned from one property, you may not be allowed on other properties owned by the same company. If you come back before the ban is up the notice may start back at day one.
Malls and other buildings have security cameras. They keep files and pictures of people who are banned. If you refuse to stay off the property, you are committing an offence. The security guard may call the police. You can be arrested, charged and fined up to $500.
If you are at a concert or sports game, a security guard may ask to search your bag. You can refuse but they might not let you in.