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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 and pull people’s listings from some of these places AND allow people to post stolen bikes directly to BikingToronto.  Hopefully it can provide a good aggregation of stolen […]


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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 lawyer professor, and he confirmed what we all (except Brookfield Properties) know.  Spoiler – it’s not. Jeremy de […]


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New on the Toronto 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 places. BikingToronto is testing out a few different systems and techniques that will try and pull people’s listings from some of these places AND allow people to post stolen bikes directly […]


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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 that can shed some light on what “adjacent property rights” may be, that would be helpful.  I can’t find anything regarding them for […]


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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 been cutting locks off and confiscating the bikes and not notifying anyone. Ferguson was able to get her bike back but wants to […]


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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 some bikes. The feel-good stories always create a buzz: the Toronto woman who turned […]


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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 places. BikingToronto is testing out a system that will try and pull people’s listings from some of these places AND allow people to post stolen bikes directly to BikingToronto. […]


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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 from outside their apartment on queen street right at bathurst last night. The girl claimed […]


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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 Friday night when two teenaged girls discovered their bikes had been stolen. Less than 48 hours later, the bicycles were returned to […]


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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 frequently on our Photo of the Day pages.  She has even had a gallery show of her bell photos – Does This Ring a […]


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