July Spotlight – Beaty Ave & Queen St W

Exploring Parkdale with Bike Share Toronto


Gather around Bike Share Toronto community, it’s time for another Station Spotlight, and this time, we have our eyes set on Beaty Ave & Queen St W station in Parkdale. While the area is currently under construction, we know that Torontonians will not let a little construction stop them from great shops and restaurants (after all, summer is known as construction season in Toronto). So grab a black, green and white bike, and join us as we explore Parkdale. 



Eating in Parkdale


Fresh recipes adopted from south of the border (and right next to our station), we find Dave’s Hot Chicken. This mouth-watering joint with a cult following offers Nashville-style hot chicken without even having to get on an airplane. You will find chicken for every spice level, from no spice to reaper (if you’re feeling brave) to kale slaw and mac and cheese.



Photo Credit – Dave’s Hot Chicken


Spice is nice, but maybe it’s not your thing? Don’t worry, Parkdale has you covered. Unlock your Bike Share Toronto bike and head on down to The Momo House, close to Cowan Ave & Queen St W station. Everyone is bound to find something they enjoy, specializing in Tibetan-style dumplings with flavours such as chaat and tamarind and butter chicken dumplings.



Shopping in Parkdale


Carry on your day by biking down to Noble St & Queen St W, where you can find  The Public Butter. This store is ideal for scoring vintage men’s and women’s clothing, accessories, and furniture that will help improve your Instagram game. With new items arriving weekly, you are always guaranteed to find something new when you visit.



Photo Credit: The Public Butter


Need a little more energy to get you through the day? Head down to Queen St W & Jameson Ave station, next to Larry’s Folly, and grab one of the best coffees and butter tarts on the west side. A hidden perk, the cafe doubles as a bottle shop where you can buy hard-to-find brews to enjoy at home. 



Enjoy the adventure with Bike Share Toronto, and download the PBSC app on your smartphone to see what experiences are waiting for you. Don’t forget to tag us wherever your bike may take you! #BikeShareTO



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