In July 2018, CultureLink launched a Bike Hub at 15 Tobermory Drive in North York. The Bike Hub supports local cyclists and fosters a culture of repair and reuse. We help people fix their own bicycles, and provides bike repair workshops on-site and in the neighbourhood. But people don’t need to have a bike already, to benefit from the Bike Hub. That’s because we collect used bicycles, salvage the good parts, and build up new bikes. In these ways, we reduce the waste that goes to landfill or scrap metal recycling. At the same time, more people get to enjoy having a bike that works! It’s a win-win for everyone.
The City of Toronto is supporting the Bike Hub as one pillar of its Community Reduce and Reuse Programs. This is a great new initiative at the City, and CultureLink is pleased to be involved! This is the Bike Hub advances our Green Settlement goals. It strengthens our other bike programs, the Bike to School Project and Bike Host. We get to collaborate with other great projects like Scarborough Cycles. And finally, at the Bike Hub we help participants gain useful skills and make a difference in their lives.
Bike Hub programs
- Wednesdays, 4pm – 6pm: Bicycle safety check clinics
All are welcome!
- Saturdays, 10am – 3pm: Do-It-Yourself Shop Hours
Participation in an orientation session is necessary.
- Safety check workshops at community centres, libraries or schools
Contact us to book us!
- Earn-A-Bike programs
See below for more details.
We train participants in shop safety, tool use and bicycle anatomy, through hands-on learning time.
The Fall Earn-a-Bike programs are for youth in Grade 9 and up.
Time commitment is 24 hours over 6 weeks, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4-6pm.
Starting dates are Tuesday September 25, and Tuesday November 13.
To register, or for more information, contact the Bike Hub: