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Ward 19 is just west of downtown and includes Queen West, Little Portugal, Trinity-Bellwoods Park and more, down to the lake.

We meet as a group at least once a month to take action on cycling issues in our Ward.

This page is kept up to date with event notices and meeting minutes.  Email us at ward19@cycleto.ca to find out how to get more involved, follow us on Twitter, and visit our Facebook page.

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Bells on Bloor
Captain Sam on May 10, 2013
Repeats every year on May on the second Saturday until Sat May 14 2016 .
11 May, 2013 - 12:00 - 15:00

Bike Lanes on Bloor: Good for You, Good for Toronto, Good for the Environment!

We envision a city where people of all ages, abilities and income-levels can safely bike to work, school and play; where everyone can breathe clean air; and where we all have realistic alternatives to automobile transportation. We believe that streets are for people, and that our public spaces are better used, and our communities healthier and more vibrant, when filled with pedestrians, cyclists, transit vehicles and trees.

Bloor St is the best east/west choice for cyclists in the west end of Toronto. It's flat, direct, long and free of streetcar tracks.

Join us, and help make this vision a reality! Join the annual Bells on Bloor Ride, advocating for bike lanes on Bloor, and call your City Councillor, too!

bellsonbloor.org       cycleandsole.com     facebook.com/Bellsonbloor

Who: You!

What: Huge annual group ride down Bloor St W, completely closed to auto traffic, police-escorted and volunteer-marshalled, family-friendly

Where: High Park, Bloor St entrance; rally at Queen's Park South; volunteer-marshalled group ride back to High Park afterward

When: noon to 3pm

Why: Good vibes, free bells

(If your ward group has already made an event post for BoB and would like this one removed, kindly email ward13 {atttt} cycleto {dottttt} ca)

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Ward 19 Meeting - Monday May 6, 6:30pm at CSI Annex
herb on May 4, 2013
6 May, 2013 - 18:30 - 20:00

The Ward 19 meeting for May is coming up quickly! Come join us at CSI Annex Coffee Pub on the main level, Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm. Coffee, snacks, good company available!

We'll be discussing:

  • Meetings with RAs, letters of support
  • Bike Month events we're involved in: Bike with Mike, etc.
  • Other events: R/A ride, Street Smarts, Bells on Bloor
  • Check-in on our campaigns for year
  • R/A Campaign working group
  • BIXI Campaign
  • Other biz

Hope you can make it out!

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Minutes of Joint Meeting Ward Meeting - April 2 2013
rajbharati on Apr 15, 2013

Hi all,

Attached are the minutes of our recent joint ward meeting (wards 19, 20, 27, 28).  Great to see everyone who came out, hope to see even more of you at the next meeting!

Save the date for the next meeting: Tuesday, May 28.  Probably at CSI-Annex again, but more details to follow.

Cheers,

Raj

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Community Environment Day - Trinity Bellwoods Park
anthill on Apr 13, 2013
13 April, 2013 - 10:00 - 14:00

Good morning Ward 19!

If your garden needs some compost or you've got some CFLs / electronics to throw out, today's your chance - come down to Mike Layton's Environment Day!

It's at the corner of Dundas and Shaw, in the northwestern corner of Trinity Bellwoods, from 10-2pm.

I'm on my way there now to set up a Cycle Toronto tent & table.  Stop by if you feel like chatting with the neighbors for a bit.  Hope to see you there!

-Antony

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Reminder: Joint ward meeting tomorrow!
rajbharati on Apr 1, 2013

Sorry for the last-minuteness, but just a reminder that we have joint-ward meeting tomorrow at 7 PM at Centre for Social Innovation - Annex (Bathurst just south of Bloor) in Meeting Room 1.

Attached is an agenda.  Consultations for separated bike lanes on Richmond Adelaide start soon, and there's a possibility of BIXI being expanded.  Hope to see you there!  

Raj

 

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Minutes from March 25th meeting
anthill on Mar 26, 2013

Hi Ward 19,

Not sure if Nico and I were enough for quorum, but we had the meeting anyhow and stuck around for the Trinity Bellwoods Community Association to appeal for their endorsement of the Shaw St. and Richmond/Adelaide bike infrastructure projects.

No word yet from the TBCA if they've agreed to sign letters of support.

On the four agenda items Herb helpfully suggested (plus two more):

  1. April 13th - Trinity Bellwoods Environment Day.  Antony will help run a table.  Anyone else interested in chatting with the neighbors?  This is a great opportunity for first-timers.  Let me know.  I'll ask Cycle Toronto if we can run a one-stand bike repair service so we have something more than brochures and friendly chat to offer.
  2. May 4th - Bike Safety Day at Shaw Library.  This is already planned, and will run for 2 hours or so.  Since it's on the same day as Jane's Walk - does anyone have any ideas on running a post-event ride?  We talked about maybe a Safe Routes to School ride?
  3. May 11th - Bells on Bloor!  Any Ward 19 tie-ins would be great.  They could use marshalling volunteers, we could run Cycle Toronto signups, etc.  They will also need our need help flyering in a few weeks.
  4. May 26th - Bike with Mike at Christie Pits.  We ran a table last year.  It was simple and a really fun event!  Nico to say "yes" again.
  5. May 27th - June 30 - Ride for Bike Month?  We had a few ideas: free coffee stop at Sam James, maybe part of a "deluxe commute ride" along Harbord?  Or Antony will contact the ArtSpin organizers and see if they might be interested in running a 'teaser' event as part of Bike Month?
  6. Approaching other W19 Residents Associations - we didn't discuss this, other than TBCA.  Good idea, to do.

We didn't set a date for the next meeting - maybe something late April?  Herb, what do you think?

-Antony

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Ward 19 Meeting March 25, 6pm, Tampered Press
herb on Mar 22, 2013
25 March, 2013 - 18:00 - 19:00

This coming Monday we are having our Ward 19 meeting at the Tampered Press, 6pm, on Dundas, just west of Crawford. We'll hold our Ward 19 meeting before meeting with the Trinity Bellwoods Community Association to talk about Shaw Street contra-flow and Richmond/Adelaide cycle tracks.

On the agenda:

  • Environment Day tabling - April 13 - Trinity Bellwoods - Dundas and Shaw. Volunteers needed.
  • Bike with Mike - Sunday, May 26, 12-5pm - Christie Pits Park - Volunteers needed.
  • Ride for Bike Month - ideas of where to go? Who is interested in leading one?
  • Richmond/Adelaide cycle tracks - reaching out to RAs in Ward 19. Request letters supporting the cycle tracks.

I (Herb) won't be at the meeting. I hope it goes well!

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Walk the Argyle future contraflow bike lane with Ward 18
herb on Mar 8, 2013
13 March, 2013 - 17:30 - 18:30

Ward 19ers, the Ward 18 group will be walking along Argyle to talk with the City about the contraflow that is planned. Please feel free to attend and meet our neighbours! After all, the starting point IS in Ward 19!

where: Trinity Bellwoods Rec Centre, 155 Crawford St, front doors  (faceing Crawford).  Look for me, Mark, I'll have a funny hat on and  Cycle Toronto sign.

why: The ward 18 group has been asked by the City and Councilor  Bailao to submit ideas and comments for the forthcoming Argyle  countraflow bike way.  We'll walk, talk and observe Argyle from Shaw to  Gladstone Ave.

It's down on the books, but it's still a ways from implimentation.   We need to figure out some design constraints and garner community  support.

Ward 19 meeting, March 4, 6:30 at CSI Annex
herb on Mar 4, 2013
4 March, 2013 - 18:30 - 20:30

A reminder of our Ward 19 meeting. It is tomorrow night at CSI Annex, 720 Bathurst.

On the agenda:

  • Reports: Metrolinx, Shaw petition, bike parking on Queen
  • Campaigns updates
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Some great bike stuff happening in wards 18 and 19
Lori Hoinkes on Mar 2, 2013

Just want to share a few bike posts for ward 18 and 19:

Ward 18 - Also, I was at the Junction Triangle Traffic Management Plan proposal meeting the other night and since they are looking at using one way streets for traffic control, the group was quite anxious to look at how they could incorporate contra flow bike lanes too. After all, they want to discourage non local automobile traffic - not cyclists! Councillor Ana Bailao was very supportive.

http://torontorealestateblog.com/junction-triangle-traffic-management-pr...

Ward 19 - I attended the Shaw St - Contra flow Public Open House. It was a great opportunity to learn more about contra flow lanes, how they help with the flow of cyclists and make Toronto more bikeable (not a word, but should be).

It was inspiring to learn about all the great things that are underway, so I wrote a blog post:http://torontorealestateblog.com/how-important-are-toronto-bike-lanes-wh... and posted all the pictures in a gallery: http://torontorealestateblog.com/shaw-street-bikeway-public-open-house-g... if anyone is interested.

 

 

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