In the suburbs, they need permission to leave stuff out on the side of the road for people to take away for free. Well, not so much "permission" as special days with special rules to leave stuff out on their lawn.
Not so in Centretown, where every weekend brings a new trove of perfectly useful things left at the curbside for the unprudish. This weekend was no exception. One household (whose house was under renovation) had a garage "sale"--without the "sale". They just left a bunch of stuff out in the driveway with a sign saying "free". Come to think of it, they might not have a garage, either!
I picked up a couple of shelf brackets, a game of Trivial Pursuit, and some toys for a friend's children. Another man checking out the scene picked up a jacket that fit him quite well.
Gotta love freedom.