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More Details about the OCAD Gateway BikeStand Winners

OCAD has put out a news release about the announcement of the winning design at their Gateway BikeStand Design competition last friday, along with photos:

Rosete and Mach’s first-place design will now proceed to development and implementation, with their bike stands built as part of the new building designed by architect Robert Chang. Justin Rosete and Erica Mach with Mayor Miller

“I’m incredibly proud of what these students have done and that this work will stand as a testament to the tremendous wealth of talent we have in Toronto,” said Mayor Miller. “Their designs are not only representative of the general excellence coming out of OCAD, they will make a real and positive difference in beautifying the city’s public realm.”

“Part of our university’s design philosophy is to create objects, environments and experiences that nurture community, satisfy needs and empower individuals — and I think the imaginative and innovative designs produced by our students embody all of these qualities,” said OCAD President Sara Diamond. “Through community-based competitions like the Gateway Bike Stand Challenge, OCAD students are contributing to the enhancement of Toronto’s streetscape.”

OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge winners (left to right): Jaeho Shin and Jihoon Lee; EV Kelly Hui and Olivier Mayrand; OCAD President Sara Diamond and Toronto Mayor David Miller; Erica Mach and Justin Rosete; Michael Pham; Adam Kereliuk.
Photo: Lino Ragno

Councillor Adam Vaughan and OCAD President Sara Diamond view the bike stand models.
Photo: Lino Ragno

OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge winners Justin Rosete and Erica Mach.
Photo: Lino Ragno

Toronto Mayor David Miller views the bike stand models.
Photo: Lino Ragno

OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge winners (left to right): Justin Garek, Councillor Adam Vaughan, Councillor Bill Saundercook, Justin Rosete, Erica Mach, Mayor David Miller, OCAD President Sara Diamond and architect Robert Chang.
Photo: Lino Ragno

OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge winners (left to right): Jaeho Shin, Jihoon Lee, Olivier Mayrand, EV Kelly Hui, Justin Rosete, Erica Mach, Mayor David Miller, Michael Pham and Adam Kereliuk.
Photo: Lino Ragno

OCAD Gateway Bike Stand Challenge winners Justin Rosete and Erica Mach with Toronto Mayor David Miller (who tweeted the photo).
Photo: Lino Ragno

More info in the OCAD News Release.



FACEPALM: City closes Hoskin bikelane for PanAm Games

    What’s a great idea?  Closing down one of the busiest bikelanes in the city and not providing a detour that’s safe for cyclists (and pedestrians) because of the “short distance of the inconvenience”. A sign erected on June 25 indicates the closure of the Hoskin bike lane for two months during the Pan […]


INSTAGRAM: Bells on Danforth

Dipping into the instagram archives for this great pic from Bells on Danforth. Biking the viaduct and #thedanny with hundreds of people! #Danforthlovesbikes #biketoFollow BikingToronto on instagram! @bikingtoronto


OH YEAH: Easy Bikes – A New Name for Upright Bikes?

Interesting article from Momentum Mag from earlier this month: Did the Wall Street Journal just rename the most accessible, useful, and comfortable of all bicycle styles? Upright bicycles, sometimes referred to by Momentum Mag as city bikes, are hands down the best style of bicycle for daily use. A relaxed frame geometry and swept-back handlebars combine to […]



Source: Original photo – by uncomman on Flickr. I feel like this woman is a hardened cyclist in Toronto despite her delicate look. Helmet, water, bike lock and music ready to go. Compact commuter pack with carabiner all set. Swagger on two wheels, check plus. via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos […]


INFRASTRUCTURE: Waterfront Toronto wants your feedback on the new Queen’s Quay

  Waterfront Toronto is asking for feedback about the new Queen’s Quay… but they’ve buried the feedback link down at the bottom of that link.  I’ve pulled out the relevant section for you below, but check out their page for more information. How to submit your feedback on Queen’s Quay Fill out this online form […]


OH YEAH! The Bloor Viaduct bikelane gets some green paint

Check this out.  The most dangerous section of the Bloor Viaduct bikelane has changed, with a bit of green paint. I tweeted out a quick photo (above) of it this morning as I was headed to work, but took some more (below) as I rode the paint on the way home today. It’s not perfect, […]


OH YEAH! Flower-filled Planter Boxes on Simcoe’s Separated Cycle Tracks!

    So wonderful.  Can we get these on all of Toronto’s bikelanes please? New planter boxes on Simcoe increase safety for cyclists and beautify the street. Kudos to Transportation Services for moving this forward. Source: Cycle Toronto Facebook Page


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queens Quay Revitalization

Source: Original photo – by Marcanadian on Flickr.via Flickr. See this and 7,000+ other amazing bike photos in the Biking Toronto Flickr Group. Also check out the thousands of amazing photos that have been shared on instagram with the #biketo hashtag!


Thanks to Biking Toronto Advertisers!

Just a quick post to mention and thank the sponsors of Biking Toronto who have been generous enough to partner with the site over the first 6 months of 2015 to help keep this website moving forward. Pay them a visit today, they believe in biking in Toronto. Singer Kwinter‘s goal is to help riders understand their rights. […]


OH YEAH! Toronto sets 30 km/h speed limit for downtown residential streets

Following up on the post from yesterday, a good first step to making our streets safer: On Monday evening, members of Toronto-East York community council voted unanimously to reduce speed to 30 km/h, down from 40 km/h, on 387 km of local roads.“This is not going to stop people from speeding, but it’s going to contribute,” said […]

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