After a messy weekend, the city showed signs of recovery yesterday as crews worked to bring the fence down and return street furniture to its place, while affected businesses struggled to cope with damages.

Bike racks and parking meters were being reinstalled around the security zone.

The goal is to immediately return street furniture, including bus shelters, racks and city-controlled garbage bins, said Kevin Sack, a spokesman for the City of Toronto.

Garbage bins will be in place by tomorrow, and bus shelters should be back by Friday, he said.

Sack said larger garbage and recycling bins, owned by Astral Media, began being reinstalled along University Avenue, Bloor Street West and into the security zone yesterday, and would all be in place in the next few weeks.

The furniture was removed amid concerns it could be used as potential weapons in G20 protests.

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