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May 4, 2006
Bargain buys at the City of Toronto Public Auction
It’s “Sold to the highest bidder” at the City of Toronto Public Auction on Saturday, May 13 at the Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Bidding starts at 9:30 a.m., however interested buyers can have a preview of the articles up for grabs beginning at 8 a.m. Vehicles go on sale at 10:30 a.m.

Big-ticket items and motorized equipment can be held with a deposit of $300 payable by cash, debit card, certified cheque, Master Card or Visa (a two per cent premium will be added to all purchases if paying by credit card) with the balance payable prior to pick-up. Purchases can be picked up after the auction on Saturday, May 13, Sunday, May 14 or Monday, May 15 between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. All purchases must be picked up by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 15.

Residents can find some real bargains at the City’s semi-annual auction. Items to go on the block include office equipment, bicycles, cars, trucks, motorcycles, and lawn equipment.

Organized by the City of Toronto’s Purchasing and Materials Management Division, the auction earns money for the municipal government and finds new homes for hundreds of goods no longer needed by the City of Toronto.

For more information about the auction process call M. Wilson & Co. at 1-888-205-3331 or check the auction website at

Advance access for the media is on Thursday, May 11 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Queen Elizabeth Exhibit Hall, Exhibition Place.

Media contact:

Cindy Bromley
Communications Manager
City of Toronto



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