Gateway Bicycle Hub
A community project that encourages the repair and repurposing of bicycles.
The Gateway Bicycle Hub is a community project that encourages the repair and repurposing of bicycles in order to reduce waste, promote cycling culture, offer capacity building opportunities. The Hub launched in spring 2019, and was established to create community connection in Thorncliffe and Flemingdon neighbourhoods in Toronto. The Hub is part of a network of hubs supported by the City of Toronto’s Community Reduce & Reuse Program, and is an initiative in partnership with The Neighbourhood Organization, Flemingdon Health Centre, and Evergreen.
This program builds on Evergreen’s longstanding commitment to support active transportation and capacity building through our previous Bike Works programming at Evergreen Brick Works and the surrounding ravine system. Programming increases opportunities for residents to access bikes, participate in cycling programs, and develop bicycle repair skills. Programming fosters relationship-building, leadership and empowers participants with new skills and the confidence to access the city’s landscape and ravine system.
Please visit the website to learn about how programming is being modified in response to COVID-19.
Programming that has been offered at the Hub includes:
Contactless Bike Repair: Drop off bikes during Covid-19 pandemic for free bike repair.
DIY Workshop Space: Drop in hours for DIY bike repair. Staff and volunteers are available to support with repairs.
Learn-to-Ride Programming: Learn the basics of riding a bike and build the confidence to bike through the neighborhood and ravine trails.
Earn-a-Bike Program: Participants learn in-depth bicycle mechanics and fix up a bike over a series of days. 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. To be added to our wait list fill out this form.
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.
Bike Giveaway Days: Offering free refurbished bicycles to the community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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