Looks like the City is getting a bit more creative with bike projects. I was sent this artist call for bike murals through the Mayor's Clean and Beautiful City campaign. It doesn't have a deadline given so contact them sooner rather than later to find out if you can still get your mural idea done. It also mentions the zones but doesn't provide the map. I was told that the recommended wards (where approval is most likely) are: Etobicoke High Park, Parkdale High Park, and the Keel and Lawrence Area. If that works for you, send your idea in!
Brian of Frontline Films sent us this note. They're looking for actors, extras, people who bike, and people with vintage or fixed-gear bikes. Could be fun!:
Hey there, I'm involved in shooting a bike-themed science-fiction film called "The Cycles" in Toronto so I thought I should send along the casting call we're putting out. Here's the link: http://www.frontlinefilms.net/cycles.html (best viewed on a widescreen monitor)
The fabulous bike stencil art of Janet Attard is being honoured as part of the book Stencil Nation by Russell Howze. The book is being released today worldwide. To celebrate, Janet is installing a beautiful display of her work in the window of the famous Pages Book Store on Queen West today. Also, drop by at 401 Richmomd for some lovely vintage and rare bicycle photos from her collection.
This past weekend the Yonge Lawrence Village BIA unveiled a set of bike art racks along the Yonge Street sidewalks.
Community residents, especially bike enthusiasts, will be delighted with the latest project of the Yonge Lawrence Village Business Improvement Association (BIA).
Toronto like most cities around the world is home to lots of bike culture. A funky local blog called 'She does the City' recently did a fine job summarizing the cool bike culture scene here in our own backyard. Yeah, bikes are sexy and you know it.
I was sent this link this afternoon, which is of a human powered vehicle, essentially a four wheeled bike that was once a Buick Regal.
Back on Oct 25, 2007 Toronto Police Const. Derek Walsh ticketed Dean Baldwin, who was the driver of the vehicle at the time, with driving a vehicle that was "Not even close to being legal."