A new cyclist’s review of Gerrard and Dundas streets


Heading west on Dundas across the Don Valley Parkway bridge.

A new cyclist’s review of Gerrard and Dundas streets 

Story and photos by Jenna Campbell

I knew Gerrard Street was pretty rough. I ride it westward past Sherbourne Street often and I’m convinced it’s where I’ve popped my two tires over the last several months. The street has many potholes and cracks and I’ve hit them a few too many times.

I’ve mentioned to my editor, Tammy Thorne, my dismay for Gerrard Street more than once and she suggested I write a review about it (without telling me any details about the route to ensure I  had an untainted experience). So, the plan was to head east on Gerrard Street to visit Lahore Tikka House in Leslieville (I’ve never been, but she recommended I try it), and kick down south and head back west on Dundas

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Introducing the King High Line: New rail-to-trail project proposed for Toronto’s west end

  All images courtesy of the Friends of the King High Line.

New rail-to-trail plan brings vision to Toronto’s downtown-west 

Story by Corey Horowitz and Tammy Thorne

The King High Line is a prospective linear park project on the southwest edge of downtown Toronto, initiated by Urbancorp developers and First Capital Realty. It aims to improve connections between neighbourhoods — just as the West Toronto Railpath has done further north. Indeed, the two projects would compliment each other quite nicely, as phase 2 of the railpath is in the planning stages now.

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2014 Toronto Bike Awards


Cycle Toronto’s executive director, Jared Kolb (left) and Toronto Centre for Active Transportation’s director, Nancy Smith Lea (far right) presents MPP Eleanor McMahon the TCAT Champion of the Year Award (middle).

2014 Toronto Bike Awards

Story and photos by Joey Schwartz

The City and Cycle Toronto presented five Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business awards last night at the 13th annual Toronto Bike Awards. The winners included: Featherstone Two Wheels Green Delivery, Timbuk2 Toronto Designs, Bike Sauce, Steam Whistle Brewing and St. Michael’s Hospital. Continue reading

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Wag the Democracy: Ten reflections on the municipal election

Wag the Democracy: Ten reflections on the municipal election

Story by Albert Koehl, photos by Wayne Scott

In a world where Twitter, texting, Facebook, email, Tumblr, Instagram, and websites have made it easy to communicate, the core work of election campaigns remains distinctly low tech. Candidates spend countless hours knocking on doors — something humans have been doing for as long as there have been doors.

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