The City of Toronto will be removing abandoned bicycles from city streets over the next few weeks. To assist in this effort, the city is asking residents to call 311 to report any bike that appears abandoned. To help the City identify the abandoned bikes correctly, please identify the bike with as much information as possible including the colour of the bike frame, type of bike and its location.
Bikes that are clearly abandoned (broken frame, missing wheels etc.) will be removed immediately. Where there is some question about whether a bike is abandoned, the City will place a notification on the bike that identifies the bike as “abandoned”. If a bike has been tagged in error and the owner does not want it to be removed, they should simply remove the tag and park the bike at a different location. After 14 days notice, the City will remove any bicycles that still remain tagged.
More information about this policy is on the 311 section of the City’s website.
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