Launched in 2015 as a collaborative project*, Scarborough Cycles is now a program of Access Alliance Multicultural Health and Community Services.
Scarborough Cycles has three community bike hubs which are located at AccessPoint on Danforth, Lawrence-Orton, and Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre.
Our Bike Hubs offer access to bicycles, tools, do-it-yourself repair clinics, workshops, group rides, and civic engagement/mentorship opportunities for residents.
As part of the City of Toronto’s Community Reduce & Reuse Program this projects will help to build sustainable communities and reduce the amount waste going to landfill by:
- Educating residents about the importance of waste reduction and reuse
- Providing opportunities for sharing and repairing
- Offering skills training and creating job and economic opportunities
- Creating spaces for community members to gather
Past Funders (2015-2019)
Scarborough Cycles was originally funded by the Metcalf Foundation Cycle City program, whose goal is to build a constituency and culture that supports cycling in Toronto. Cycle City funding supports community outreach efforts, network building and convening, research and public policy analysis, and broadening access to cycling opportunities across the city.
* The original project partners included The Centre for Active Transportation, Birchmount Bluffs Neighbourhood Centre, CultureLink, the Toronto Cycling Think & Do Tank, Cycle Toronto, and Agincourt Community Services Association.