Gateway Bicycle Hub

The Gateway Bicycle Hub is a community project established to encourage the repair and repurposing of bicycles in order to reduce waste, promote cycling culture, and create community connection in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon. It is a part of a network of hubs under the City of Toronto’s Community Reduce & Reuse Program. The Gateway Bicycle Hub is an initiative of the City of Toronto in partnership with The Neighbourhood Organization, Flemingdon Health Centre, and Evergreen. 

 

The space is located at 10 Gateway Boulevard Suite 100 B (We share an entrance with The Talent Academy at the front of the building). You can also reach us at info@gatewaybikehub.com or 416-551-2011.

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Access Hours beginning August 12, 2019

The Gateway Bicycle Hub will soon provide dedicated do-it-yourself (DIY) hours and workshop space for people who identify as girls, women, trans, and gender non-binary (WTGNB)!

  • Access Hours begin on August 12th and will run every Monday from 4pm to 7pm. 
  • Access Hours is one initative we are taking to address gender-based discrimination and the underrepresentation of women, trans, and gender non-binary participants in cycling and bicycle repair communities. 
  • Please share this new and exciting program with your networks!

 

Social Enterprise Bicycle Upcycling (SEBU) 

Beginning Wednesday, August 7, 2019, we will be running dedicated hours for volunteers to refurbish bicycles for sale! The proceeds of these sales will go back into the Hub programs, allowing for the purchase of consumables and small parts.

  • This program will allow you to enhance your bicycle mechanics and bike building skills and teach you skills related to bicycle design and assembly.
  • SEBU will run every second Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm.

 

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Do-it-yourself (DIY) hours: 

Come by to repair your own bike! Don't know how to fix your bike? No problem - our staff and volunteers will teach you how. Plus, we have all the parts, tools and consumables you'll need to do most repairs.

  • Tuesday & Thursdays from 4pm to 7pm
  • Saturdays from 12pm to 3pm
  • See our program calendar for any updates.

 

Earn-a-Bike (EAB) Program

Participants will learn in-depth bicycle mechanics and fix up a bike over the course of 5 days and a total of 20 hours. The bike you refurbish will be yours to take home. This program prioritizes people who do not have a bike or who are earning a bike for a family member who is unable to complete this program.

 

Bike Repair Workshops in the park

Learn how to perform safety checks and minor repairs on your bike in Flemingdon Park and R.V. Burgess Park! 

  • We are at R.V. Burgess Park (46 Thorncliffe Park Dr.) running the Thorncliffe Park Bike Repair Workshop in collaboration with the Thorncliffe Park Women’s Committee every Friday from 4pm to 7pm, weather permitting.
  • We are at Flemingdon Park (150 Grenoble Dr.) running the Flemingdon Park Bike Repair Workshop in collaboration with Flemingdon Park Ministry at their Common Table market every second Friday from 10:30am to 12pm, weather permitting. 

 

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

  1. We are looking for volunteers who identify as girls, women, trans, or gender non-binary for Access Hours! If you are or know someone who knows (or wants to learn) basic bicycle mechanics and wants to teach other girls, women, trans, or gender non-binary identified people these skills, contact Abrah McKeen, community connector for the Gateway Bicycle Hub, at amckeen@tno-toronto.org  or 416-570-3883.
  2. We are looking for volunteers who have graduated from our Earn-a-Bike program, or volunteers who have already logged 20 hours, for the Social Enterprise Bicycle Upcycling (SEBU) program, on Wednesday evenings (4pm to 7pm) beginning on August 7th.
  3. We are always looking for volunteers for our DIY hours and our bike repair workshops! If you are or know someone who knows (or wants to learn) basic bicycle mechanics and wants to teach others these skills, contact Jonah at info@gatewaybicyclehub.com or call 416-551-2011.

 

Please share this information with your networks! If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!