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STOLEN: Bike that crossed Canada stolen outside Toronto bar

She’s a sturdy bike, built to carry heavy panniers and a passenger through the Rockies, across the plains and over the roughest terrain of the Canadian Shield. “I didn’t want anything delicate,” … [Read more...]

SHAME: Bike thief spotted near Bloor and Bathurst

Potential bike thief spotted in the Bloor and Bathurst area. Bike-riders, watch out for this guy. He was spotted trying to steal a bike in front of CSI Annex. via emma woolley on Twitter … [Read more...]

New on the Toronto Stolen Bike Listing

People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place… facebook, twitter, craigslist… probably other places. BikingToronto is testing out a few different systems and techniques that will try … [Read more...]

NEWS: Brookfield will no longer remove bikes at Yonge & Bloor

Lisa Ferguson says her bike disappeared from a pole outside Hudson's Bay centre while she was in a meeting

  Well, all the emails and tweets and outrage worked.  Will everyone who has had their bike stolen by Brookfield be compensated though? Give yourself a pat on the back if you were one of the … [Read more...]

NEWS: Brookfield’s bike-cutting excuse is bunk: property law expert

Thanks to the Star, we now know the answer of whether or not it's legal to steal bikes that are legally locked up on public property, even if you own "adjacent property".  The Star asked a property … [Read more...]

New on the Toronto Stolen Bike Listing

Lock Bicycle to Post - by Henry VanderSpek

People stealing bikes is a problem everywhere.  Toronto is no exception. People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place… facebook, twitter, craigslist… probably other … [Read more...]

NEWS: Brookfield Properties defends stealing bikes at HBC Centre

Brookfield Properties offers a piss poor excuse for stealing bikes parked legally on public property, citing "adjacent property rights". I'm not a real estate lawyer, but if there is one out there … [Read more...]

NEWS: Had your bike stolen from Yonge & Bloor? The thief may be Brookfield Properties.

This is getting crazier and crazier.  How long has Brookfield Properties been doing this?  How many people have lost their bikes after parking them legally and on public property? Brookfield has just … [Read more...]

NEWS: Stolen bike listing touted for Toronto

The Star has picked this up.  It's still a fairly young idea, but maybe with a bit of effort we can truly harness the web and social media to put a big dent in bike thefts.  Or, at least, help recover … [Read more...]

Testing out a Stolen Bike Listing

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People stealing bikes is a problem everywhere.  Toronto is no exception. People post pleas for their stolen bikes all over the place... facebook, twitter, craigslist... probably other … [Read more...]

STOLEN BIKES: Bike thief caught in the act @ Queen/Bathurst

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To the right is a photo of an alleged bike thief.   It sounds as if she carries bolt cutters in that bag. Be on the lookout. A close friend of mine saw this girl trying to steal her roomates bike … [Read more...]

Stolen bikes for sale online get Toronto man arrested

Stolen bikes for sale online get Toronto man arrested

  We picked up on this story via the Sun yesterday, but don't mind highlighting a Star article about it as well. They had just finished shopping for Halloween costumes on the Danforth … [Read more...]

Bike Photographer’s Bike Stolen

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If the name Georgette Peters rings a bell... there's good reason... she's a prolific Toronto photographer that not only loves taking photos of bikes (bike bells in particular) but is featured … [Read more...]

Who Is Behind IgorKenk.com?

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If you've read yesterday's post about Igor Kenk showing up at the launch party for Kenk: the Graphic Novel, then you probably saw that there is a website/blog at IgorKenk.com. I naturally assumed … [Read more...]

Igor Kenk Attends the Kenk Graphic Novel Launch

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Is Igor Kenk the most interesting bike-related person in Toronto? After being busted for organizing the theft of thousands of bicycles as well as on assault charges, showing up to re-claim some of … [Read more...]

Kenk: The Graphic Novel is Here

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A couple years ago, Toronto police busted Igor Kenk of the Bike Clinic for knowingly purchasing stolen bikes from bike thieves.  Far from finding a few stolen bikes in his bike shop, police found … [Read more...]

Kenk wants “his” Bikes back

After a heart-warming story yesterday about many of the thousands of stolen bikes recovered after the Igor Kenk bust being donated to youth programs, the Star is reporting this morning that he "wants … [Read more...]

Kenk to lose thousands of bikes as details of civil settlement reached

Kenk to lose thousands of bikes as details of civil settlement reached Igor Kenk will give up his used-bicycle shop, pickup trucks and his hoard of more than 2,200 old bikes in a settlement … [Read more...]

UPDATE: No sign of Trial for Bike Thief

Is a deal in the making? Stolen-bike case close to ending in deal, court told Lawyers in the Igor Kenk stolen-bicycles saga are discussing a possible deal to resolve the massive criminal case and … [Read more...]

One year after Kenk’s Arrest, no sign of Trial for Bike Thief

Originally posted in the Forum:A year after Igor Kenk’s notorious West Queen West bicycle repair shop was raided, there is no sign of a trial for the alleged bike thief, suggesting difficulties faced … [Read more...]

July 15: New on the Stolen Bike Listing

white le circuit 10 speed 1970's white 10 speed le circuit stolen from annex area july 14th in the afternoon. where can i look for it. help. i loved that machine View This Post | View Stolen … [Read more...]

July 6: New on the Stolen Bike Listing

New Avenir Red Folding Bike (Bloor & Bathurst) I bought the bike at Bathurst Cycle at 2 pm this afternoon (Sun. July 5, 2009) and it was stolen locked up outside Sushi on Bloor (Bloor east of … [Read more...]

July 3: New on the Stolen Bike Listing

Blue "Set Me Free" Hybrid (Bay & Wellesley) from craigslist: My bike was stolen from the bike racks in front of the Ministry building at the corner of Bay and Wellesley this Monday, June 22 … [Read more...]

June 30: New on the Stolen Bike Listing

Norco Kokanee - Orange (Bloor/Brunswick) Stolen from my backyard just north of Brunswick. The bike has horns on the handlebar (the right one is broken in half), slicks for tires, clipless pedals, … [Read more...]

Warmer Weather equals more Stolen Bike Listings

The weather is getting warmer, so unfortunately, even with the huge Igor Kenk bust last year, we're going to see more bike stealing on the streets of Toronto.BikingToronto has dedicated an entire … [Read more...]

Igor Kenk Stolen Bicycle Trial Delayed

The Igor Kenk Saga (which made international headlines) seemed to somewhat alleviate the frustration of Toronto cyclists in having their bicycles stolen only to find them show up in Igor Kenk's store … [Read more...]

Sept. 5: Stolen Bike Listing Update

Red Trek MTB (College and Spadina) Make: Trek Model: Not sure, I got it used, but it is a pre-2000 mountain bike frame with wide wheels. Colour: Red. Covered with lots of … [Read more...]

The Igor Kenk Stolen Bicycle Saga is going International

It's been all over the Toronto news, but now the Igor Kenk Stolen Bicycle Saga is going international.The New York Times published a feature story titled "In a Cyclist-Friendly City, A Black Hole for … [Read more...]

Aug. 22: Stolen Bike Listing Update

Red Mongoose Disturbed (Donlands and Sammon) A red Mongoose Disturbed Canadian Tire special Early this Morning Aug 21 2008 ( 3 ish?) Locked on my front porch Donlands near … [Read more...]

More Chances to Find Your Stolen Bike in the Igor Kenk Collection

The Toronto Police have just announced more viewing times for the close to 3000 bikes they found after they apprehended Igor Kenk paying a theif to steal a bike.The bicycles will be on display at 35 … [Read more...]

Stolen Bike Recovery Program – 3000+ Bikes on Display!

The stolen bicycle numbers from the Igor Kenk bust keep going up and up. The latest reports have the numbers exceeding 3000 bicycles, and Toronto Police have set them up in two locations so … [Read more...]

Toronto Police may have your Stolen Bike!

From the Toronto Police, who just busted Igor Kenk and his Stolen Bicycle Racket: Stolen Recovered Bicyclesfrom 927 Queen St W and other storage units... please pass along to your bicycle … [Read more...]

Toronto Police Bust a Bike Thief and Notorious BikeShop Owner

Good news from the streets this morning. Toronto Police set up a "bait bike" operation and two undercover officers watched Igor Kenk, the owner of the The Bicycle Clinic (notorious for selling stolen … [Read more...]

Toronto Bike Theft in the News

Bike Theft in Toronto has been in the news recently, which most of the major news outlets picking up on the fact that a ton of bikes are stolen in Toronto... with theft numbers totalling about 50,000 … [Read more...]

Stolen: Purple Schwinn Soto (Bloor and Ossington)

From the Stolen Bike Listing on the BikingToronto Community:My purple Schwinn SOTO Mountain Bike stolen last night (June 12th) at Bloor and Ossington, outside of CIBC. Shimano brakes, basket on the … [Read more...]

June 13: Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update

If you've had your bike stolen, you can post all the details on the Stolen Bike section of the BikingToronto Community - include as many details as possible! These postings will be listed on the … [Read more...]

May 29: Toronto Stolen Bike Listings Update

If you've had your bike stolen, you can post all the details on the Stolen Bike section of the BikingToronto Community - include as many details as possible! These postings will be listed on the … [Read more...]

Stolen: Silver Specialized Rockhopper (University and Queen)

From the Biking Toronto Community: * Specialized* Rockhopper '05* Silver* Cyclepath sticker on seat tube; Avid Juicy disc brakes (to replace v-brakes in pic); Mavic rims/hubs; Manitou Axel fork; … [Read more...]

Stolen: Red Electra Amsterdam (Queen and Roncesvalles)

From the Biking Toronto Community:Electra Amsterdam Red cruiser with a broken red back rack. Brown leather handles and seat. 3 speed. Stolen May 23/24 From Roncesvalles and Queen area (Sorauren and … [Read more...]

Stolen: Red and Gold Giant (Broadview and Danforth)

From craigslist:I know am am not unique... but my beloved bike was stolen recently from the bike rack on the side of my building (Broadview near Mortimer). It's candy-apple red and gold in colour. The … [Read more...]

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