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NEWS: Ward 30 Bikes March Newsletter

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Ward 30 Bikes holds its monthly meeting on Thursday, March 20 from 7 to 9 pm at the South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East. Come out and discuss upcoming issues in the neighbourhood, including:

  • Working on ongoing improvements to cycling infrastructure, such as the Felstead Ave cut-through, and making ramp connections to the Don Valley Trail more accessible
  • Potential outreach events in 2014 in Ward 30 and beyond, including Bike Month.
  • Ongoing community planning consultations
  • Impacts of the Leslie Barns construction on people who walk and ride bikes

Read More: Ward 30 Bikes

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BikeSauce Fundraiser Reminder

Just a reminder that BikeSauce is holding a fundraiser tomorrow night (Friday) that looks like it’s going to be fun and interesting (and for a great purpose – they are a registered non-profit).

What is BikeSauce?

Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub. We have our Grand Opening on April 17th 2010 at 717 Queen Street East.

This will be a place where you can fix your bicycle using our tools and recycled or new parts. If you dont know how to fix it, our volunteers will be there to help you. It will also be a social space where you can come and meet with your neighbours and figure out how to improve our city.

The Fundraiser:

To announce our arrival in Toronto’s East End, we’ll be throwing a Fundraiser on Friday, April 9th at the Blue Moon.

Featured Acts:

Hooded Fang
Abdominal & The Obliques
Entire Cities
Bike Jazz w/ dancers

When: Friday, April 9, 2010
Where: Blue Moon (725 Queen St E)
Time: 9pm
Cost: $5-$10 Sliding Scale


Contact: Allyson Amster, info@bikesauce.org

BikeSauce Links:

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Photos and News from BikeSauce

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The BikeSauce has found a location, and is planning a fundraising party!

First things first… in case you haven’t heard of BikeSauce yet – here’s a quick intro:

BikeSauce is a new DIY bike shop in the east end of Toronto

This will be a place where you can fix your bicycle using our tools and recycled or new parts. If you dont know how to fix it, our volunteers will be there to help you. It will also be a social space where you can come and meet with your neighbours and figure out how to improve our city.

That’s right… you’ve probably heard of the BikePirates… well now that DIY spirit is coming to Toronto’s East End, specifically to the Broadview and Queen area, in mid-April!

They are looking for mechanic help at the moment:

We’re looking for experienced mechanics to build bikes – every Wednesday night and Saturday and Sunday 12-5.

If you can build up a bike out of used and new parts, come out and give us a hand!

We’re working out of our temporary space in Kensington Market. Turn down the alley between the TD machine and Essence of Life (at the Kensington and St. Andrews intersection). There is a garage on your right – just give a pound on the garage door!


I went by their work space in Kensington last week to say hi and take some photos for you:

BikeSauce Work Space

The Work Space

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Getting the right tool

BikeSauce Work Space

Another view of the space

BikeSauce Work Space

Bikes fixed up and ready for sale

BikeSauce Work Space

The DIY Spirit!

There are plans for a fundraising party (BikeSauce is a registered non-profit) in early April.  I’ll share details here on this blog for you soon.

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Ward 30 Bike Survey

comms_center_surveyThe Ward 30 Bike Advocacy Group is looking for your help:

A new Ward-Based Cycling Advocacy Group has formed in the East End! We are currently polling residents and visitors of Ward 30 (Ward Info (PDF)) to find out how we can best represent cyclists in the area.

Please take a few short minutes to fill out the survey and let us know what we can do to make biking better in your neighbourhood!

Obviously, if you live in Ward 30, your opinions are important… but even if you live outside the ward, you opinions are still important, so be sure and take the survey.

The Ward 30 Bike Advocacy Group is also meeting tomorrow night at Athens Pastries near Danforth.  View the event listing for more details.

BikingToronto has a section of the website devoted to Ward 30 to help organize cycling info and discussions about the ward.  You can find sections like this for all city wards by clicking here.

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