Brookfield bike controversy

Brookfield will no longer remove bikes at Yonge & Bloor

Give yourself a pat on the back if you were one of the folks who expressed outrage at Brookfield Properties strategic removal of bikes at Yonge and Bloor that it deemed a safety concern. Although the company hasn't provided further comment beyond what we reported this morning, according to Councillor Kristyn Wong-Tam, it will no longer continue this controversial practice. As per her tweet, it sounds like the order came from high up, which makes sense. This was a PR nightmare that didn't have to happen.

There still seems to be some debate as to whether the TTC sign from which security staff at the Hudson's Bay Centre were removing bikes is public property, though Wong-Tam and other city officials (not to mention our first post) pose strong evidence that this is indeed the case. Either way, unceremoniously removing the bikes without a note of explanation or warning was just a crappy thing to do. Let's hope this really is the end of it.


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