Ready to roll in Regent Park

Ready to roll in Regent Park

November 30, 2011

Ready to roll (left to right) are tenant Amzad Khan, Director of the Regent Park revitalization Tom Burr, BIXI Toronto Operations Manager Michael Felice, Councillor Pam McConnell, Daniels Corporation Vice-President Martin Blake and area resident Cheryl Christensen.


Ready to roll (left to right) are tenant Amzad Khan, Director of the Regent Park revitalization Tom Burr, BIXI Toronto Operations Manager Michael Felice, Councillor Pam McConnell, Daniels Corporation Vice-President Martin Blake and area resident Cheryl Christensen.

 

Regent Park is now home to the first permanent BIXI stations outside the original grid with a station at Dundas and Parliament and a station at Gerrard and Parliament.

The Daniels Corporation and Toronto Community Housing, along with BIXI TORONTO and local Councillor Pam McConnell, hosted a grand opening event on Saturday November 26, 2011.

Visitors enjoyed face painting and balloon animals for the kids, refreshments from the nearby Tim Hortons, and had the chance to speak with a BIXI representative to learn how to use the bike network.

The addition of two new BIXI stations to Regent Park shows that revitalization is making this neighbourhood like any other successful neighbourhood in the city � with a mix of people and uses, including this great new community amenity.

Having BIXI in Regent Park contributes to community health and community safety � with more people being active and more people out and about in the neighbourhood.

BIXI is a public bicycle sharing system that launched in Toronto in May 2011.� Originally the network was only in the downtown core (from Spadina to Jarvis and Queen's Quay to Bloor.) There are 1,000 bikes at 80 stations. To read more about BIXI visit their website: https://toronto.bixi.com/