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EVENT: Bike Photography at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

Last year at the Danforth East Arts Fair, I ran into Henry Vanderspek of Culture Snap Photography.  He had lots of wonderful photographs up in his booth, and a fair bit of them were of bicycles, so I got to talking with him.
His work is part of this weekend’s Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit at Nathan Phillips Square, open until 7:30 tonight at 6:30 on Sunday

Description: An exhibit of unique bike images from Toronto to Tanzania by Toronto photographer Henry VanderSpek.

About me: As a Dutch-Canadian who grew up watching his father bike to work each day, Henry VanderSpek has a long history with bikes. Since developing a love for photography in the early 90s, Henry has noticed that bikes are a recurring theme in his images. Whether in Rwanda, Santa Monica, or the streets of Toronto, Henry finds bikes are often an artistic element in daily life. This show is a collection of some of Henry’s favourites and a small attempt to celebrate the diversity of how bikes are used worldwide. Drop by, enjoy, and get inspired for some spring cycling! 

Meet the photographer: Saturday March 1st, 12-2 PM and Thursday March 20th, 6-8 PM.

If you can’t make it, check out Henry’s CultureSnap website. Really good photography, and lots of bikes!

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PHOTOS: dandyhorse launch party for issue 11

Thank you to everyone who contributed to this, our eleventh issue of dandyhorse magazine!

Huge thanks to everyone who came to our launch party on June 26. We gave away a Giant bike and an ABUS lock and had lots of fun.

Here’s a great set of photos by contributor Yvonne Bambrick

via dandyhorse launch party for issue 11 | dandyhorse magazine.

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EVENT: Tues, Aug. 12 – Etobicoke South Cycling Committee Monthly Meeting

bike commuter_smallDate: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 – 19:0021:00

In partnership with the Lakeshore Planning Council and Cycle Toronto, the Etobicoke- South Cycling Committee will be holding a meeting on August 12 from 7 to 9 PM. We will meet at Among Friends. It is at 2970 Lake Shore W, Etobicoke, ON M8V 1J7. This is at Lakeshore and Islington
Our agenda is as follows:

1. Etobicoke Creek Trail. The TRCA and the Ministry of Transportation have been meeting about the trail. The new date for trail completion is late summer, early fall. A discussion on what is happening. Is there anything new?

2. Culture Days will be held on September 27 and 28 in New Toronto. We will be offerring bike rides of the community as part of the celebrations. What routes should we take? Finsh planning how the days will work.

3. We wish to begin a memorial in honour of Jim Carr. All proceeds will be used to purchase a bike rack for John English school in his name.

4. We will have a memorial ride to John English school in September 2014 to dedicate the new bike rack. Final planning details will be worked out.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in cycling or issues in Wards 5 and 6

Among Friends

2970 Lake Shore W
1 Block east of Islington

Toronto, ON

Contact Info

Etobicoke- South Cycling Committee

Contact name:



416-392-6907 ext.251

This event originally posted on Cycle Toronto‘s BikeEvents.TO calendar. BikingToronto has partnered with Cycle Toronto to help get the word out about news and events.

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EVENTS: Dyke March organizers bring pedal power to World Pride

For almost 20 years, all kinds of dykes on all kinds of bikes have rolled down Yonge Street as part of Toronto’s annual Dyke March. But in 2013, bicycles took on a greater role than ever, thanks to a contingent formed by the queer-friendly Bike Pirates DIY shop and Dyke March organizers. The bicycles, almost 75 in total, formed a chorus of ringing bells between the roaring motorcycles that have led the event since it started, and the chanting marchers behind. The first Gay Pride Week in Toronto was in 1972, but it wasn’t until 1991 that the City of Toronto finally recognized the event officially.

Read More: Dyke March organizers bring pedal power to World Pride | dandyhorse magazine.

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Photos: West End Community Garden Ride


On June 6th we held our first Bike Month event, the West End Community Garden Ride. We lucked out with great weather and had a lovely bunch of cyclists join us.

Here is a recap of our ride in photo essay format:

Photos: West End Community Garden Ride

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