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Ward 27 & 28 Social - Jan 28 6:30 @ Stout Irish Pub (221 Carlton)
gottle on Jan 28, 2015

Cycling Advocacy is alive and well in wards 27 & 28! Come out of the cold and in for a cold one tomorrow night from 6:30-9:30 at the Stout Irish Pub located at 221 Carlton St. E. We will eat, drink and be merry! Come to meet your fellow neighbourhood cyclist do-gooders, vent frustrations, share event ideas and swap stories. Looking forward to seeing you.

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Ward 27/28 December Meeting
mark.romeril on Nov 27, 2014
10 December, 2014 - 18:00 - 20:00

Hey there folks!

Ward 27 and Ward 28 are having a joint meeting on December 10th at 6pm. The meeting will be in Suite 2401 of 700 Bay, known as the Lucliffe building at the southwest corner of Gerrard/Bay. Please come early, to allow for any bottlenecks that may occur at the front desk.

We're starting to strategize for the upcoming term of council, as well as looking for some passionate people to help grow our core group. So come out, and get involved!

If you love organizing events and rides or doing outreach - we want you! If you love advocacy and want to get into the more technical aspects of local developments - we want you!  If you are a social media wiz, and breath communications or design - we want you! 

Please RSVP to as a list of attendees is being created, with more information to come soon.

See you in December!

Mark Romeril

Ward 27 & 28 Refer a Rider Campaign
gottle on Oct 30, 2014

Greetings Ward 27!

We have partnered with our southerly neighbours in Ward 28 to create a Refer a Rider campaign taking place until November 7.

As you know, Wards 27 and 28 have a vital role to play in Toronto's cycling community. Our neighbourhoods are in the heart of the city and provide an essential link between midtown and downtown. This area has so much potential for significant advancements in cycling infrastructure, but we need your help! In an attempt to restore advocacy activity in this crucial cycling corridor, we are asking that residents recruit their friends, family, neighbours, colleagues and classmates to support Cycle Toronto by joining as a member and/or making a donation. If we have more members and a vibrant advocacy group, we will have more influence when collaborating with local businesses, city planners, and politicians.

Please join through this link. By becoming a member or contributing to Cycle Toronto, you will be entered in a draw to win great prizes like a bike from Urbane cyclist, a Brooks saddle or a snazzy new headlight! Throughout the year, you will also have access to exclusive membership benefits and discounts. You will also help our community get one step closer to winning a bike repair rack or parking corral.

Thank you for your support!

Ward 27/28 November Meeting
mark.romeril on Oct 20, 2014
5 November, 2014 - 19:00 - 20:30

Hi Everyone!

There will be a ward meeting at 7:00pm on November 5th at Chris Drew's condo building, located at 65 Scadding Ave (St Lawrence at the Park). If this is the first time you are hearing about the meeting and you would like to attend, rsvp to Give Chris a call at 647-284-1282 if you're having troubles finding the building, or the room.

At the end of July, we had a successful relaunch of the ward group and are hoping to carry that momentum forward as we continue to develop our priorities for the upcoming year.

It is the perfect time to re-engage or get involved for the first time. 

Hope to see you there.

Ward 27 September Meeting
mark.romeril on Sep 23, 2014
24 September, 2014 - 18:30 - 19:30

Greetings Ward 27!

This is a reminder that we have a ward meeting tomorrow at 6:30 pm at the Artful Dodger Pub located at 10 Isabella St.I am pleased to announce that Ward 27 candidate, Alain Damours, will be joining us to share is vision for cycling as well as gain insight into the challenges for cyclists from our informed perspective. An overview of the meeting agenda can be found here.

If this is the first time you are hearing about the meeting and you would like to attend (and you are welcome to!), please reply to this address with a quick note so we can update our reservation numbers. 

At the end of July, we had a successful relaunch of the ward group and are hoping to carry that momentum forward as we continue to develop our priorities for the upcoming year. It is the perfect time to re-engage or get involved for the first time. Hope to see you there, Lyndsey        


Ward 27 Meeting
mark.romeril on Jul 28, 2014
31 July, 2014 - 07:00 - 08:00

Hi everyone,

The doodle poll has closed, and the date for the next meeting has been selected.

We will be meeting on Thursday, July 31st at 7PM in front of the Ryerson Student Centre, 55 Gould Street. If you're unable to attend the meeting, minutes will be posted on the Ward 27 page. 

If needed, please contact for more information.

Thank you to everyone who participated.



Plan the Next Ward 27 Meeting!
mark.romeril on Jul 24, 2014

Hi everyone,

Some time has passed since ward 27 has held its last meeting - this is about to change! There are so many important and exciting things happening in ward 27 - come out to help set the agenda and direction for the future of advocacy in ward 27!

This is a doodle poll to find a date between July 28 and August 1st that works for the majority of people.

Possible items for discussion:

-More group rides!

-Engaging Student Body at Ryerson and Humber

-Programming for Open Streets TO in August

-Improvements to Wellesly corridor

-Bells on Bloor, Bells on Yonge

-Accessible connections to the Lower Don Recreation Trail

-Collaboration with Chariles Freewheels.

If you have questions or comments, contact or

All the best!




Public Meeting re Chorley Park Trail
Joseph R. Lee on Jun 9, 2014
9 June, 2014 - 18:30 - 21:00

There has been a groundswell of neighbourhood resistance to the city's planned multi-use trail to connect Chorley Park (and the Rosedale neighbourhood) to the Beltline Trail and Moore Park Ravine (and the Brickworks).
The 'Stop the Chorley Park Switchbacks' campaign has succeeded in getting the city to consider other options, including making the trail narrower and steeper, or scrapping the plan altogether.
Pro-cycling voices are needed at the meeting!
Monday June 9th, Rosedale United Church (159 Roxborough Drive), 6:30 - 9:00 p.m..

Bay and Davenport intersection issues
Yarjka on May 20, 2014

Concerning the updated bicycle markings at the Bay/Davenport intersection:

Lining up the bicycles to the right of a right-turn only lane when turning from Bay onto Davenport seems particularly dangerous. I have been successfully lining up to the right of cars in the left-turn lane, but this does pose a danger if a bus comes up in the right-turn lane, since they are allowed to turn left from there, placing the bicycle in a precarious position. Thankfully, there is a 2- or 3-second delay on the lights allowing an alert bicyclist to get a head start on traffic and get away from it all, but this involves breaking the law (which I might already be breaking by lining up in the left lane instead of the bike lane?). To me, this seems like a logical intersection for an advanced stop line for bicyclists and a dedicated bicycle/pedestrian phase for the lights. In its current set-up, the intersection seems like a disaster waiting to happen.

I posted some time ago on this issue on reddit (, but I wanted to bring it to the attention of a wider audience now that I have seen some confusion at this intersection on the part of cyclists and drivers, and the fact that my solution consists of going through a red light, which I'd prefer not to have to do. Is there anything that can be done to fix this problem?

March Meeting
Genessa on Mar 4, 2014
11 March, 2014 - 19:00 - 21:00

Join us at Elephant & Castle pub at Yonge and Gerrard for our monthly meeting, Tuesday March 11th at 7pm.


We will be going over:

planning for our Bike Month event

audit schedule

discussing the upcoming election

a few joint efforts with other ward groups.


Hope you can join us this Tuesday.


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