Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 5

Trinity Bellwoods Park to Bathurst

Behind the GatesThe street seems to narrow along the stretch between Trinity Bellwoods Park at Strachan all the way to Bathurst and beyond.

Physically, it may not have lost some width, but with the sheer volume of traffic from cyclists, motorists, streetcars and pedestrians rubbing elbows here can make you feel a little claustrophobic.

Street parking is hard to come by, both for cars and for bicycles. This area is a shopping, eating, lounging and people-watching destination and on a sunny day the crowds slow their pace. Whether you throw a blanket down in Trinity Bellwoods or wait in line for a coveted table at Terroni’s the best way to get here is to ride your bicycle, just don’t expect to get that post and ring right out front.

Red and Waiting

Scene of the Crime

Locked Up


Fashion Post

Fresh Plaid

Quiet Yellow

Park Meeting

Call Waiting

At Their Post

The Crush

In Passing

Racks and a Cart


Welcome to the Neighbourhood Tim Horton


Is This Your Corner?

Waiting in the Sun

Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 4
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Toronto Bike Life: Queen Street Part 2
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  1. Second big picture from the top: Igor Kenk’s ‘stolen’ bike shop.

    (Did Igor steal bikes, or did a suspicious under cover sting steal the bike shop from Igor?)

  2. I am sooo with Michael on that one and firmly believe a suspicious under cover sting stole the bike shop from Igor.

    Unfortunately, far too many people are apathetic about police corruption and blindly believe their take on Igor supposedly being seen pointing towards a bike he wanted stolen. Ironically one day before a documentary about stolen bikes was to be released, which was to be critical of the Toronto Police and their unwillingness to prevent bike theft.

    Anyone who claims that they will not be involved in purchasing any stolen bikes, should think twice before ever purchasing from the Toronto Police Auctions, where many pieces have been seized unfairly.
    I consider the biggest bike thieves to be the Toronto Police themselves!

  3. Not just a few days since I took those photos and it looks like there’s some action at Igor’s former shop:

  4. Teena in Toronto blog
    ‘It’s all about me!’

    Narrow, dark and full of crap… .

    I think they have a soap brand for that…

    And it’s next to a dead people place.

    Igor really doesn’t fit in down there any more, now you have to be exactly the same – now, where did I put that dog, have to remember to call the dog walker. Doggy, where are you doggy?

    It’s too easy.

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