Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

A Guide to Biking in Toronto, ON

A million people can’t be wrong! One of the first things you will notice is that there are bicycles everywhere in Toronto’s mostly flat and dense downtown.

Torontonians of all ages and origins have grown to love the elegant efficiency of the bicycle for getting around the amazing city of neighborhoods. So, grab a bike and make like a local while exploring all that Toronto has to offer!

A Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market. Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

A Pedestrian Sunday in Kensington Market.
Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

MEETS

Kensington Market Pedestrian Sundays the last Sunday of every month from May to October, shop the St. Lawrence Market, swim at Toronto Island beaches, Beaches International Jazz Fest, Luminato Festival, Toronto Urban Roots Fest.

And don’t miss Chinatown, Distillery District, and Queen Street West between Spadina and Roncesvalles.

Summer riding on Toronto Island. Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

Summer riding on Toronto Island.
Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

SLEEPS

The Planet Traveler hostel, The Gladstone Hotel, and The Drake Hotel all have secure storage available for guests arriving by bike. Both the Drake and Gladstone also have complimentary bikes available for guests and include locks, helmets and bike maps, and Bike Share bikes are available near The Planet Traveler.

Bike Share Toronto will keep you moving throughout the city. Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

Bike Share Toronto will keep you moving throughout the city.
Photo by Yvonne Bambrick

STREETS (rental)

Spin around on a Bike Share Toronto shared bike or rent from Bateman’s Bicycle Company or Toronto Island Bicycle Rental.


Yvonne Bambrick is an urban cycling advocate and consultant, event and portrait photographer, and the Coordinator of the Forest Hill Village Business Improvement Area. yvonnebambrick.com

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