Thursday, April 23, 2015

The GO Transit Lost & Found office is moving - to the place where unicorns roam free

***Effective Monday April 27, 2015, the Lost & Found will be located in the new York Concourse.
The new address will be 35 York Street, Toronto, ON, M5J 0C7.
To ensure a smooth transition to the new location, the Lost and Found Office will be closed for business on Saturday & Sunday April 25th and 26th.***

These guys rained on my parade when they introduced an email address about a year ago. I used to get contacted ALL THE TIME from people who thought I was magic and could summon their lost objects from any train, at any time. But for the past year, the joy of getting a random text or email has been squashed ever since GO Transit stepped up their game.

But for the curious, here are some interesting facts ripped right from the source:

Please include: a detailed description of the object, when and where it was lost (train line, bus route, station, trip number/time, location on the bus or train, etc.), contact information and any other relevant details.

Claiming a lost item on GO Transit
  • All lost items found across the GO Transit network (buses, trains and stations) will be taken to the Lost & Found office at Union Station, where they will be available for pick-up.
  • It will take between 2 and 5 business days for an item to be delivered to the Lost & Found office at Union Station.
  • When picking up a lost item at the Union Station Lost & Found office, proof of ownership will be required. This can be done in different ways depending on the item. For example, providing the number of a lost cell phone or the password of a lost laptop computer would be considered proof of ownership.
Most lost items are claimed...
Annual Lost and Found Stats (on average)
68% of lost cellular phones are claimed
85% of lost tablets/e-book readers are claimed
89% of lost computers/notebooks/laptops are claimed

But those that aren’t...
Unclaimed items are donated to The Scott Mission, a non-denominational charity organization providing spiritual and social services to the poor, homeless and vulnerable.

GO has a partnership with Bicycles for Humanity to donate abandoned and unclaimed bicycles. Bicycles for Humanity is a non-profit organization that ships these bicycles to Namibia, Africa. Bicycle Empowerment centres educate Namibians in the basics of bicycle maintenance and repair. The bicycles are then donated to the public in need and used to transport the sick and elderly to medical facilities.


Squiggles said...

Well, that explains the loss of some gold medal worthy explosions.

C.J. Smith said...

It's been really upsetting. Trust me.