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 east to Scarborough, one of our pilot areas, to explore the system’s new surroundings!
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!
One of Toronto’s most beautiful neighbourhoods, Guildwood – or Guildwood Village – is located along the Scarborough Bluffs, south of Kingston Road, from Grey Abbey Trail in the east of the City.
Begin this scenic route at the Livingston Road / Guildwood Parkway station and head east towards the historic Guild Inn Estate. Formerly an artists’ colony, the hotel is notable for its sculpture garden – in the surrounding Guild Park and Gardens – consisting of the ruins of demolished downtown Toronto buildings like banks, the old Toronto Star building and the Granite Club.
From there, head north up Galloway Road and to Guildwood GO Station, where there are two handy docking points on either side of the tracks should you wish to catch a train. Otherwise, carefully cross over Kingston Road and continue riding north to the park. Dock at Livingston Road (High Creek Trail) station and perhaps have a picnic – or continue up the High Creek Trail and enjoy all it has to offer.
Known for its sprawling parks and recreation areas, this area of the city has no shortage of places to enjoy a quiet, peaceful trip on a summer’s day. Let’s start with Morningside Park which conveniently has a station located on its eastern edge, just off Morningside Avenue.
Head west deep into the park and enjoy its beautiful scenery, wildlife and the sounds of the creek. Keep a close eye on the water during fall as it’s fairly common to spot salmon swimming upstream. Alternatively, head east out of the park and check out one of the college or university campuses nearby with the University of Toronto and Centennial College both having locations just a stone’s throw away.
Meanwhile, also nearby, Colonel Danforth Park offers an exceptional space in which to bike. Start at our Colonel Danforth Park station and head southeast where you’ll find the Lower Highland Creek Park. This stretch of green space boasts another gem of a ravine and features the Highland Creek Trail.
In close proximity to urban parks, the rouge river, Lake Ontario and forests, Rouge Hill is a great place to experience some of the best nature Toronto has to offer.
Begin this route at Rouge Hill GO Station and head northwest along Chesterton Shores, towards the Waterfront Trail. Take in the exquisite views of Lake Ontario as you continue north, parallel with Lawrence Avenue East.
Need a break? Dock at our Starspray Avenue and Lawrence Avenue East station – or continue on the trail until you reach Rouge Beach where you can relax on the shores of the lake. Alternatively, continue to the edge of Rouge National Urban Park, which also borders the cities of Markham and Pickering such as its size.
What’s your favourite route in Toronto? Tag us with #BikeShareTO and let us know.