I was leading the ride through a unique route through industrial, residential, rich and poor neighbourhoods, through pedestrianized streets and car-free bridges… and didn’t get any photos of the ride (thankfully Hyedie did), but snapped a lot at each pie place!
We started out at Madeleine’s Cherry Pie and Ice Cream Shop. It looks small from the front, but the back opens up in a large dining area and what I’m told is the very nicest patio anywhere in the neighbourhood:
Here we are relaxing on the patio… it was so nice, it took a while for us to get on our bikes.
Here is Hyedie, Rachel and Kyla, owner of Madeleine’s!
We finally got going on an interesting ride (again, check Hyedie’s great photos for some ride pics) and ended up at the Canadian Pie Company near Queen & Broadview. They have sweet AND savoury pies here, and if you’re gonna go… go HUNGRY. They PACK those pies with filling.
This was our 3rd Sweet Ride of 2011… and we’re starting to talk about a *warmer* themed one for early November. Stay tuned!Wed, Feb 24: Come to the Toronto Bike Awards!