Toronto is a big city, but it different neighborhoods have a real deep sense of community. They always stand up for their rights and when there is injustice they step up. I mean for real, fight for your rights!
I saw somebody had put up laminated and pretty sturdy signs for bikers not to lock their bikes on trees. It is great how it works - there are still bikes locked. Of course when there is no parking you do that, I have done it few times.
I think the city has to take the blame - too few bike racks :P