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NEWS: Hudson’s Bay Centre confiscating legally parked bikes

A quick update to the story from a short time ago… the bikes being confiscated are legally parked, and are on PUBLIC property, not private.

A portion of sidewalk outside 2 Bloor Street East does in fact belong to Brookfield but as this map that draws from the city’s Open Data illustrates, the privately-owned space does not extend more than a metre or so beyond the building itself. A call to the city confirmed the subway sign where Ferguson’s bike was locked is indeed part of the public sidewalk and therefore, it would appear, a legal place to park.

Read more: Hudson’s Bay Centre confiscating legally parked bikes.