A bit of History

By | March 29, 2011

We’re under constant renovation here, and when dear hubby removed a bit of baseboard in what used to be the kitchen, he uncovered a stash of lost mail. I had to laugh out loud – with licensing being a bit of a hot topic right now.

So, there you go. In 1956 in Etobicoke, you had to pay fifty cents each year to license your bicycle. And what you got in return was a flimsy piece of carbon paper and a warning not to ride on the sidewalks.

ps. don’t let this get to city hall. I don’t think we want to remind them. :)


2 Comments

Joe T. on March 29, 2011 at 1:38 pm.

Well, know I have mixed feelings about posting this on the main blog… it’s SUPER interesting, but I don’t want to encourage Rob and Giorgio… :)

lock on March 30, 2011 at 9:33 am.

There’s a reason why the Township gave up requiring licenses for bicycles…
(although I don’t know what it was)
:)

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