Earlier this week we reported about the appearance of love locks on Vancouver’s Burrard Bridge. And before Vancouverites could go padlock crazy on the bridge, the City of Vancouver has another idea, bolt cutters.
Sometime around Valentine’s Day these love locks started to appear on the Burrard Bridge’s chain link fence. And after a respectable period of time, city officials will take them down.
This should not come as a surprise as other cities have done the same. In Paris, thousands of padlocks were cut down from the Pont des Arts. Similar situation occurred in Toronto in 2011 when city workers cut the love locks from the Humber Bridge. Other cities have fined individuals for expressing their love in this manner.
Perhaps, it’s time for the lovers of Vancouver to claim a wall somewhere in the city, something like the secret crush wall in Chinatown.