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EVENT: Mon, July 14 – Urban Beekeeping Bicycle Tour

Monday, July 14, 2014 | 6:30 – 8:30 PM | FREE

Begins: Koffler Gallery, 180 Shaw St.

Ends: Portlands Energy Centre, 470 Unwin Ave.

RSVP: kofflergallery@kofflerarts.org | 647.925.0643 x221

From rooftops to waterfronts, Toronto’s downtown beehives produce delicious honey and link a community of apiarists dedicated to protecting bee colonies and their many outputs – environmental as well as artistic. The tour begins with Penelope Stewart’s beeswax installation Vanitas at the Koffler Gallery, and travels east by bicycle to the Portlands Energy Centre beehives for a demonstration by beekeeper Brian Hamlin and a sampling of local honeys by sunset.

Event Listing: Urban Beekeeping Bicycle Tour | Koffler Centre of the Arts.

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EVENT: Fri, July 11 – Bike Pirates Birthday Party Friday

This Friday, July 11th Bike Pirates will be hosting our annual Birthday bonfire & group ride to celebrate the 8th year that the shop has been servicing the bike community of Toronto. To thank our community, we invite you to join us for a ride and bonfire on the waterfront! We will depart from Bike Pirates at 7pm and make our way down Roncesvalles to the Waterfront Bike Trail, ending up at Humber Bay park east where we will celebrate with a bonfire, snacks, and drinks. Pirates will be providing vegetarian sweet and savoury snacks (that can heated on the open fire (ie smores, veggies, veg dogs), some alcoholic and lots of non-alcoholic drinks. The party will officially end at 1am when the fire gets put out.

Event Details Bike Pirates Birthday Party Friday at Humber Bay Park | Bike Pirates.

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EVENT: Sun, July 27 – Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show

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Please join us as we celebrate our third annual Toronto Vintage Bicycle Show Sunday July 27th from 10am -5pm in Trinity Bellwoods Park!

This is a shine and show event. So, if you have a vintage classic that’s been sitting in your garage or basement for the last little while, this is your chance to shine it up and show it off to the world!

Vendor space is available for merchants; $50 for retail vendors, $25 for individuals.

More Details: Vintage Bicycle Show – Community Bicycle Network | Celebrating 20 Years.

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EVENTS: June Art Spin – Recap, Photos and Thanks

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I have yet to make it to an ArtSpin, but not because I don’t want to go.  These look AMAZING.  Newsletter link below, and photos from June 26 on the Artspin website.

Last week’s Art Spin tour was the first of the season, and our biggest June tour to date. Thanks so much to all who came out and contributed its success. Here is a little recap of what you either saw or missed last Thursday. For a full photo gallery of the event, check out our online archive on the Art Spin website.

This tour began in Lamport Stadium Park with Sno Cones from Trevor Burnett at Tipicular Fixin’s and Geoffrey Bercarich providing free bike tune-ups. We were led by our emcee Shamez Amlani, and special returning guest Michael Louis Johnson on the trumpet and Johnny Cairns playing tunes from his bicycle trailer sound system.

Read More: June Art Spin – Recap, Photos and Thanks.

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EVENT: Bike Photography at the Toronto Outdoor Art Exhibit

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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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