As Bike Share Toronto’s system expands, we’re here to make sure you take advantage of the new stations deployed across the city! This time, we’re heading west to The Junction, Swansea and Long Branch & Mimico to explore three fun, new bike routes!
Grab a pass, grab a bike and discover these fantastic areas with Bike Share Toronto! Remember that passes include unlimited 30-minute, station to station trips. After 30 minutes of trip time, overage fees apply. Don’t want to incur extra fees? Plan your route to include docking before the 30 minute mark and take out the same or another bike to continue riding. Happy cycling!
This vibrant area of the city is littered with new stations, making your ride a convenient jaunt! Start your journey at our newly-deployed Glenwood Avenue/Runnymede Road station and head north. Take a right onto Dundas St West and experience the heart of The Junction, one of Toronto’s most unique neighbourhoods.
This historic district boasts lush, tree-lined streets, century brick homes and plenty of docking stations – both pre-existing and those part of our recent expansion. Pay a visit to the hoards of coffee shops, restaurants and patios to enjoy the culture this area has to offer.
When restrictions allow, head to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), housed in the former Tower Automotive Building at 158 Sterling Road, or The Junction Triangle – the third home of the popular Angell Gallery. Remember to dock your bike every 30 minutes at the many stations available to you!
Begin this next route at the Swansea Community Centre Station – another new Bike Share Toronto location! Known commonly as the “final frontier before Etobicoke”, this area is closer to the downtown core than you might think. Nestled between the quaint neighbourhood of Bloor West Village, Humber Bay River and High Park, this route offers something for everyone!
Head North on Windermere Avenue to explore some of Toronto’s staple, family-owned businesses. Indulge in tasty treats from local bakeries, lounge on a patio or shop at one of many independent stores. Head west on Bloor St W to High Park. Take a ride through Toronto’s largest green space. Be sure to dock at one of the many stations in the park to explore The High Park Zoo, play a game of tennis or grab a bite to eat at Grenadier Cafe. Once you’ve successfully reached the south end of the park, head back west. We suggest finishing your ride at Ripley Ave / Omskirk Station, another new location, to stop at The Cheese Boutique. The Cheese Boutique, which has been around since the 1970s, serves as a sanctuary for hundreds of globally-imported cheeses and delicious culinary discoveries.
There are over 10 stations in the area, giving you plenty of opportunities to hop off your bike and explore, or dock before your 30 minute window has passed.
Kick-off this ride in a neighbourhood new to Bike Share Toronto’s system map, Long Branch! Begin your trip at Long Branch GO Station, conveniently found next door to the GO Train for explorers coming from the downtown core or outside of Toronto. Grab a bike and head west along Lakeshore Blvd W.
Dock at Humber College to take a stroll through Colonel Samuel Smith Park, home to a variety of attractions steps from Lake Ontario. Visit Whimbrel Point for the perfect selfie spot! Unlock a bike from a new station and pedal west towards Amos Waites Park Station. Dock to grab a bite to eat at one of many restaurants Mimico has to offer or take out your bike again straight away to continue your journey. Travel west towards Humber Bay Shores Park West to discover one of the city’s most scenic waterfront parks. Have a picnic, read a book or simply watch the waves go by at this picturesque park.
With a number of new stations in Long Branch, New Toronto & Mimico, explore what the west end has to offer from the perspective of a bike seat.
What’s your favourite route in Toronto? Tag us with #BikeShareTO and let us know.