Hello! I just installed a quick release wheel, and was wondering if I were to park my car and take off the wheel, if a cop were to see the car without the wheel while my car is parked, could he still give me a ticket in Ontario? I know they’re illegal here, but what if I’m in a private parking lot or something?
No, nor is it located in Nevada or any other US state. However, the fact remains that virtually all of the regular members of this forum reside in The US, and are unlikely to be experts on the laws of a different nation.
I can’t speak for your area but I’ve gotten sideways more than a couple of times with law enforcement about what they think they can or cannot do on private property. In every single instance; nothing.
Remember that Canada has gone relatively authoritarian in recent years.
Also, ask a local car club if there is any focus on enforcing this. Sometimes you just get one officer in an area that cares about enforcing things like this. We have one in my town that goes after window tint and has a meter to test.
Remember that there is often a good reason why something is illegal such as modifying the safety of a car from factory.
I’m not usually based in the USA but I do know that in many States (probably most if not all given the amount of statute standardisation especially with vehicle use and definitions) publicly accessible parking lots are considered part of the definition of “roadway” or “highway”.