Toronto Parking Authority

Toronto Parking Authority

May 23, 2014 08:00 ET

Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) And Bike Share Toronto Participate in Bike To Work Day Group Commute & Pancake Breakfast

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - May 23, 2014) - Bike Share Toronto will be out in full force on Monday, May 26 to show its support for Bike to Work Day in the downtown core, one of the many Bike Month events, scheduled in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area that celebrate cycling.

Commuters from around the City meet to ride together from various City start points to converge at Yonge Street and Bloor Street for 7:00a.m.

City start points are staffed with ride coordinators and police escort riders down Yonge St. to a celebration and pancake breakfast at Nathan Phillips Square. Riders will receive a complimentary breakfast sponsored by St. Lawrence Market at City Hall (while supplies last). This event is organized by Cycle Toronto in partnership with the City of Toronto.

"As owners of Bike Share Toronto we are thrilled to be a part of Bike Month," said TPA President Lorne Persiko. "We're committed to making bike sharing in Toronto a success, and to providing users of Bike Share Toronto the same high-level experience we provide through Green P. We hope Torontonians will come downtown and enjoy the ride."

Ride with hundreds of cyclists from Yonge Street and Bloor Street to Nathan Phillips Square and enjoy a free pancake breakfast when you get there!

What: Bike To Work Day Group Commute & Pancake Breakfast
Where: Start: Yonge Street and Bloor Street
End: Nathan Phillips Square
When: Monday, May 26, 2014
Start: 7:00 a.m.
End: 10:15 a.m.
Who: On arrival at Nathan's Phillips Square cyclists will be greeted by:
Denzil Minnan-Wong, Toronto Councillor, Don Valley East
Lorne Persiko, Toronto Parking Authority President
Jared Kolb, Executive Director, Cycle Toronto

About Bike Share Toronto:

The Bike Share Toronto system comprises 80 stations and 1,000 bikes owned by the TPA and operated by Alta Bicycle Share, Inc., an operator that has successfully managed large-scale urban bike share programs in New York City, Chicago, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco, and several others.

About the TPA:

The Toronto Parking Authority is a self-sustaining public corporation owned by the City of Toronto. It contributes significant revenues to the City's general reserves while successfully meeting its mandate to provide safe, attractive, conveniently located and competitively priced off and on-street public parking, required by commercial strips and neighbouring residential areas to survive. Recognized as a world leader in parking technology services the Parking Authority has been successful in ensuring that businesses in these areas continue to grow and the neighbourhoods remain vibrant.

The Toronto Parking Authority exists to provide safe, attractive, self-sustaining, conveniently located and competitively priced off-street and on-street public parking as an integral component of Toronto's transportation system.

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