Friday, April 30, 2010

Urban Meadow Invitation May 7



- The Night - Friday May 7
(for a graphic depiction of the night's event please see the attached poster)

6pm - 9pm, valet bicycle parking in front of the Royal, courtesy of the Bike Pirates
6:30pm - Parking-meter party with Rambunctious - myspace.com/rmbnxs
7:15pm - A Different Path screening at the Royal Cinema,608 College St.
(advance tix are sold out but there will be some rush tix available)
9pm - Musical Mass Bike Ride with Michael J.
(from College & Clinton to Bloor & Lansdown)
9:30pm - Party starts at Toronto Free Gallery, 1277 Bloor Street West
10:30 - Michael Louis Johnson & the Red Rhythm
11:30 - Big Idea (Bob Stevenson's 12 piece orchestra) featuring Monteith McCollum doing songs from the film score. -myspace.com/bobstevensonorchestra
12:30am -Rambunctious
late night - Safety In Numbers - myspace.com/letsgetsafe

- The Music -

Saturday Matinee with Michael Louis Johnson & the Red Rhythm
recorded live at the Communist's Daughter.

We know people want bike lanes (US)


Link: http://fastlane.dot.gov/2010/04/what-we-know-about-bike-infrastructure-people-want-it.html

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Bicycle Messenger Emergency Fund Fundraiser


www.mayday2010.ca
visit link above link for Facebook group, all event info

after party at
CineCycle Coach House
129 Spadina Ave
down the lane
Toronto
416 971 4273

CineCycle is part of the creative community at 401 Richmond St West
www.401richmond.net
Toronto, Canada

Lane Ends Bad Art Starts

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Major protest againts Jarvis bike lanes announced.

BLD News- A newly formed group of Jarvis Street area businesspeople held a news conference today announcing a planned protest against the creation of the Jarvis Street bike lanes. This group points out that their members have had ongoing businesses concerns on Jarvis for several decades and have never been consulted on the changes by the City. They claim this is no different than what the City did with businesses affected by the St.Clair Right-of-Way. The Jarvis Street business people fear the loss of some of their best customers from the Rosedale area and its surrounding neighbourhoods. Nearly 80% of their current business income comes from customers that live north Bloor St and the remainder from tourists. Even if these customers return after the construction, the disruption by the construction may put many of them permanently out of business before completion. The group is also calling for financial compensation and help to relocate if the bike lanes go ahead. The loss of parking will be devastating and greatly impede the trade. The spokesperson for the group, Debbi Houston, said their members were willing and ready to "...handcuff themselves to any bulldozer that appears in front of any of their businesses".

We contacted one of the companies that won a contract for work on Jarvis and asked them how they felt about the planned protest. The person answering the phone refused to comment on behalf of the company because they did have permission to do so. Though asked, if we knew "...if the group would be using the fuzzy hand cuffs like the ones they usually use?"

Ms. Houston closed the news conference telling members of the public that they could join their group if they found the right "sponsor". The first workshop of the new group, the 'Sex Workers Alliance Against Bike Lanes on Jarvis', will be a picket sign 'how-to' on May 9th at 'Le Strip' 4pm. Following the workshop at approximately 530pm an information session will be presented on 'what to do if you are arrested on the job'.

Ghost Bike For Darcy Allan Sheppard - April 26



Justice for Al!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Watch For Bikes

Photo by failblog.org

Cycling Postcards By Tino

A selection of original  Toronto Cycling Postcards  are available exclusively at the fine Hoopdriver Bicycles on College (just east of Dufferin)    

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Bike Porn 3


Address should read: 129 Spadina Ave ....down the lane!

Road Pricing Summit June

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Transport Futures 2010: Leadership & Road Pricing Summit
Talking Tolls: What’s leadership got to do with it?
Congestion charging.  Priced networks.  High Occupancy Toll Lanes. These road pricing systems are being implemented around the world in order to reduce congestion, fight climate change and generate revenues for sustainable transportation infrastructure. But why would politicians anywhere support road pricing in the face of widespread opposition? How do they communicate road pricing benefits and costs to the public? What can we learn from their experiences?
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to talk tolls with:
  • Bruce Starr, Senator & Chair, Road User Fee Task Force, Oregon State Legislature, Oregon
  • Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member, New York City Council, New York
  • Peter Fassbender, Mayor, City of Langley & Chair, TransLink Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, BC
  • Emil Kolb, Chair, Peel Region, Ontario
  • Gilles Bisson, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario New Democratic Party
  • Frank Klees, MPP & Transportation Critic, Ontario Progressive Conservative Party
Transport Futures Summit 2010 takes place on June 18, 2010, in Toronto. 
Seating is limited. Register today to take advantage of our Early Bird Rates. 
Visit www.transportfutures.ca for full program details!!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Future Perfect


Christopher Dickinson, Josh Hilburt, Jennifer Laforest, Nisha Shirali, David Sol and Evan Weinberg.


Toronto Year 2100?



Monday, April 19, 2010

Film Night @ Bike Pirates


Friday April 23rd @8:30pm
1292 Bloor Street W

Join us for a fun filled night of drama and popcorn staring Kevin Bacon and his road bike.

Film starts at 8:30pm @Bike Pirates 1292 Bloor St. W

The film night is being put on to start awareness of a grand conference on non-profit bike-isms called BikeBIke. We will give informations and ask for support for our international conference held in August 12-15

www.bikebike.org

Bike Sauce Opens!


"Bike Sauce is a DIY bike repair space and community hub. We are 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."
http://bikesauce.org/

On Harbord Street - Still waiting for respect




(Newspaper reader comment
from 1995)

Bring on the short sleeve weather!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Ontario Job Ad

Due to a recent loss of several hundreds of thousands of pages of citizens' health information, due to the implementation of an antiquated monitoring system, the Ontario Ministry of Health is looking for communication officers. These key positions will help the Ministry assist the public in understanding the issues surrounding the error. The positions will be at "arm's length" from the Ministry to ensure transparency.

In consultations with stakeholders the Ministry has determined that persons who define themselves as cyclists are highly desirable for these positions. The key requirement being that they are readily acceptable to the public as the persons responsible.

Please apply in confidence to:

George.Rossi@ontariohealth.on.ca

In the event that your email does not get through because of cyclists you may apply by sending your resume to:

George Rossi
363 University Ave
Toronto ON M4M 2P2

Dandy Horse

Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh Rosie!


Rosie DiManno lost her marbles again this morning in the Toronto Star in wishing bicycles should be taken off the road ...

(sigh)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Chez Nous: Free Community Bike Clinic



As the organizer of our Free Community Bike Clinic I have to say it was super successful!!!
Many people came out from all over the community, had their bikes tuned up, got advice about safety and some learned to fix their own bikes. I want to thank the community for coming out and participating in this event. I can tell you that no one person organizes anything. Thus I would like to thank all the people behind the scenes that made this day a success; from the Mechanics who did all the work of getting our bikes ready for spring to the greeters who handed out numbers; all the cooks who provided food for our food table and volunteers; the kids who helped make things run smoothly; BAM, Bike Sauce, and all our community partners including the Metro Toronto Police. Lastly I would like to thank It’s Chez Nous! for putting on such a great event. Looking forward to a great biking year.
Shah M.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blessing of Bicycles & Cyclists: Photos & Video


April 11, 2010 Blessing of Bicycles and Cyclists
Trinity-St-Paul's Centre for Faith, Justice and the Arts
Ministers: Vicki Obedkoff and Hans van Nie


















Blessing: 'May the road rise to meet you...
May the wind be ever at your back...
May all your journeying be joyous...
May you and your bicycle be held in God's hand.



Thank you to Geoff from the Bike Pirates for providing free
bike maintenance, Janet Bike Girl for her amazing bike art
and Hamish Wilson for staging and support in so many ways.
NOW Magazine Photo

Next Blessing May 28 for 2010 Bike Month

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Blessing of Bicycles April 11th

A Blessing of Bicycles and Cyclists. ALL WELCOME.


13:00 -14:00
Free bike maintenance and valet parking provided. Part of the April 11th Eco-Festival at Trinity St.-Paul's

Minister Vicki Obedkoff

"When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When they moved, the others moved; when they stopped, the others stopped; and when they rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels." - Ezekiel

Featuring bike stencil art by Janet Bike Girl
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Friday, April 09, 2010

The Instant Bike Lane


Smibe - The Instant Bike Lane from Tino on Vimeo.

Bike Sauce!

http://bikesauce.org/
Fundraiser!
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

GRAND OPENING – APRIL 17th!!
Where: 717 Queen Street East (Entrance around back)
Date: Saturday, April 17, 2010
Time: 12-5pm

Monday, April 05, 2010

Blessing Of The Bicycles - April 11th



A Blessing of Bicycles and Cyclists. ALL WELCOME.


13:00 -14:00
Free bike maintenance and valet parking provided. Part of the April 11th Eco-Festival at Trinity St. Paul's

Bike Art by Janet Bike Girl
http://www.flickr.com/photos/janetbikegirl/

with Minister Vicki Obedkoff

"When the living creatures moved, the wheels moved beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. When they moved, the others moved; when they stopped, the others stopped; and when they rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them; for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels." - Ezekiel
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