The Great Bike Recycle
A Bike Drive, A Program and a Great Bike Party!
The biggest bike drive and bike recycling celebration to hit Toronto – the Great Bike Recycle is a chance for the Toronto community to come together and see the amazing impact bicycles can make! The Great Bike Recycle will be accepting bikes to use in our St. James Town program. All additional bikes will be distributed evenly to our non-profit partners.
We are accepting used bikes of all sizes at various locations in Toronto throughout the summer – please bring them down to one of the locations listed below.
Bicycle drop-offs can be made at:
- 25 Havelock Street – Please call Tanya ahead of time at 416-432-4801
- ING Direct Cafe (221 Yonge Street) check site link for hours.
- Parkdale – Please call Andrew at 647-704-5514 for specifics.
We are looking for a part-time Bike Instructor/Mechanic to lead our Great Bike Recycle program. Please click here to download a job description. Applications will be accepted until July 13, 2012.
St. James Town Project
Bikes Without Borders is pleased to announce that we have launched this innovative new program along with ING Direct . Bikes will be “recycled” to youth in St. James Town – a community that has been identified as one of 13 economically-deprived neighbourhoods within the city. Bikes beyond this need will be distributed to one of several organizational non-profit partners.
In addition, a 3-week program on basic bike mechanics as well as maintenance and safety certification, helmets, bells, lights and locks will also be provided to recipients.
About St. James Town
St. James Town is the community south of Bloor, north of Wellesley, east of Parliament, and west of Sherbourne. Home to more than 17,000 people, St. James Town is not only Canada’s largest high-rise community, but also the country’s most densely populated. The neighbourhood is very culturally diverse. More than 2/3 of residents are newcomers to Canada and the neighbourhood is home to people representing over 25 different backgrounds. While vibrant, neighbourhoods like St. James Town often face a poor sense of belonging and safety. In St. James Town we are collaborating with key staff members of the Wellseley Community Centre at 495 Sherbourne St., social workers, teachers, and Recipe for Community expertise to determine beneficiaries.