Someone left a gym bag filled with sex toys on a train in Toronto

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From mittens and masks to a bag of sex toys —individuals left a lot of issues behind on Metrolinx trains this 12 months.

Some of the gadgets in Metrolinx’s Lost and Found, left on GO Transit or UP Express trains, are a reminder of the previous 12 months, according to a blog post from Anne Marie Aikins, Metrolinx Head of Media and Public Relations.

“These misplaced treasures are curious and typically filled with tales of the resiliency of the human spirit that was 2021 – together with COVID check kits and masks,” Aikins wrote.

Gloves and hats are usually left behind in the winter months.

The extra on a regular basis gadgets in the misplaced and located embody mittens, scarves, hats, umbrellas, socks and jackets.

“All are donated to needy charities, if not claimed,” Aikins says.

During the vacation season, wrapped Christmas items are typically left behind by accident.

Surprisingly individuals additionally go away behind helpful gadgets.

The latest iPhones, iPads, expensive AirPods and the newest gaming programs are presently in the misplaced and located.

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Someone misplaced a Cort guitar this 12 months.

“A just lately left behind fantastic thing about a guitar, that I prefer to think about is owned by a brooding rock star, is quickly to be – I hope – claimed,” Aikins says. “I’ll wait round till he comes again for it.”

Sadly there are additionally tales of distracted households who’ve left teddy bears owned by their children going through the hell of chemotherapy therapies, she says.

“Reuniting worn stuffies with hospital tags on their wrists with the sick children they’re comforting, all the time leaves me in a puddle as I rush house to hug my children and grandkids,” she says.

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Canes and umbrellas are generally left behind.

There have been weird misplaced gadgets through the years, together with a “very ornate sword hidden in a cane was by no means claimed,” a gold mouth grill (which was claimed), and the entrance grill of a automobile (not the identical individual).

A wonderful urn stuffed with the ashes of a just lately departed father was as soon as left on the train. Staff looked for the proprietor, and Aikins even went via demise notices looking for clues. The ashes had been claimed.

Perhaps one of many oddest gadgets discovered this 12 months was a bag stuffed with sex toys.

“The annual Toronto sex present could also be on pause all through the pandemic, however there’s presently a gym bag stuffed with distinctive, intimate gadgets in the Lost and Found,” Aikins writes. “If it is yours, we promise there will probably be no questions requested.”

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A T-Fal grill was one other odd merchandise left behind.

Most valuables akin to purses and wallets are claimed, she says.

There was one such story this 12 months of a girl who lost her purse on a GO Train however a form stranger introduced it to the Lost and Found.

“It’s very gratifying, our employees say, to have the ability to inform a panic-stricken traveller who has misplaced their pockets or passport that one other buyer turned it in earlier than they even obtained house,” she says. “Joyful tears are spilled alongside with enormous sighs of aid. Promises of paying it ahead are made.”

Anyone who has misplaced one thing (even a bag of sex toys) on a Metrolinx train or bus can contact the Lost and Found department in the York Concourse at Union Station.

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