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 up to North York, one of our pilot areas, to explore the system’s new surroundings!
Grab a pass, grab a bike and discover these fantastic areas from a bike seat with bike share! Remember that passes include unlimited 30-minute, station-to-station trips for the duration of your pass. 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, then take out the same or another bike to continue riding. Happy cycling!
A public research university, York University is the third-largest in Canada and boasts notable alumni such as City of Toronto Mayor John Tory, Hollywood actress Rachel McAdams and YouTuber Lilly Singh.
From downtown Toronto, hop on the subway’s University line going north and get off at Finch West station. There you’ll find a Bike Share Toronto station. Rent a bike and head west on Murray Ross Parkway and you’ll reach another station at Sentinel Rd / Finch Hydro Corridor. Stop off there and enjoy the beautiful scenery of Driftwood Park or Black Creek Parkland.
Alternatively, continue north and dock at The Pond Rd / Sentinel Rd station, located in the heart of the university’s campus and featured in our latest Station Spotlight blog. Grab a bite to eat, a quick coffee or explore the campus, which boasts multiple sports facilities as well as the York Lanes Shopping Mall.
Rent a bike from our Dufferin St / Finch Hydro Recreational Trail station, which has terrific views of the rolling hills in its wake. Head north on Dufferin St’s dedicated bike path and take a right onto Supertest Rd. There you’ll find our G Ross Lord Park station.
Dock here and enjoy a delicious picnic on the park’s luscious green areas or take part in some sports – with two cricket pitches and three soccer fields nearby, there’s no shortage of venues.
Alternatively, stay on the bike and ride along the trail deep into the park and take in the stunning scenery it has to offer. Then head back west to either Dufferin St / Finch Hydro Recreational Trail or G Ross Lord Park station to complete your trip.
Start this route at our Esther Shiner Stadium, which you might recognize from Mayor John Tory’s announcement of the return of Free Ride Wednesdays this September 2020 and the introduction of e-bikes to our system.
Head north on Bathurst Street, past Beth Tzedec Memorial Park, and take a left on Cedarcroft Boulevard. Continue west until you hit Torresdale Avenue and take a left heading south. In time you’ll reach our Torresdale Ave / Antibes Dr station, where you can dock to ensure your trip remains under 30 minutes. Perhaps head into G Ross Lord Park and enjoy riding on its scenic trails.
Otherwise, take out another bike and continue south on Torresdale until you reach the bike path which takes you back east towards Esther Shiner Stadium, where you can complete your trip.
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