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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.



REVIEW: Bike to Work Day 2015 

What began in Toronto as Bike to Work Day  in 1989 has evolved to become one of the largest events of its kind in Canada and is now celebrated across the city for a full month with hundreds of community-driven events. Today, May 25, at Bike to Work Day, bike-friendly politicians (including an appearance by […]


OH YEAH: The Origin Story of Sunnyside Bike Park – An Advocacy Success Story

In early 2011, the High Park BMX jumps were removed as they were on the Seneca Wolf Clan’s Serpent Mounds in the south east corner of the park. A few members of the Toronto Off-Road Bicycle Association (TORBA) approached the new Ward 13 Councillor, Sarah Doucette to ask what the City was going to do […]



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SHOP: Brand new bike shop a shrine for serious cyclists

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OH YEAH: Rolling Youth into Toronto’s Bicycle Renaissance

With countless community events being hosted from May 25th to June 25th, the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area is anticipating Bike Month 2015. Municipalities and community groups alike are hosting the A to Z in bike events, from food incentivized group rides to bike repair crash courses. Although cycling mode shares are still relatively low […]


OH YEAH! Steamwhistle expands its network of bike repair stations

Oh yeah!  BlogTO has picked up the BikingToronto post last week about this.  Steamwhistle deserves lots of toasts. As Biking Toronto reports, over the last year or so the beer company has installed similar stations at the Brick Works, the Duke of York pub, and most recently in front of Bike Sauce. They’ve also been […]


NEWS: Why not make biking on sidewalks legal in the suburbs?

I tend to agree with the main concept here… that suburban arterials need bike infrastructure badly… but cars go SO fast on those roads, it’s impossible to feel safe even in a bikelane that is just paint. A physical barrier (curb, bollards, etc) is needed, or an cycling addition on the side of sidewalks.  Many […]


EVENT – Fri, June 19: Welcome Back Queens Quay! Let’s Ride the Waterfront

After years of construction, Queens Quay is ready for the spotlight, with a new refurbished multi-use trail and lots more public space. Come celebrate the opening with a group bike ride down this new section of the Martin-Goodman Trail! More details about the opening on the Waterfront Toronto blog: http://blog.waterfrontoronto.ca/nbe/portal/wt/home/blog-home/posts/queens-quay-opening-volunteer Facebook Event: Welcome Back Queens […]


PHOTO OF THE DAY: Queen and Spadina

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