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.


Latest Videos



Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

Part of a major Toronto street is now closed for construction for the rest of the year

A majestic old Toronto train station just disappeared forever

This might be the prettiest small town to visit this fall in Ontario

It's going to be mayhem getting around Toronto this weekend with road and transit closures

Ontario school board is now reviewing dress code after busty teacher controversy

Toronto just got a secret rope swing hanging from a bridge

Ontario and the Toronto area are about to get hit with first blast of winter weather

Metrolinx says Toronto's Eglinton Crosstown LRT opening is delayed yet again