For newcomers, achieving a sense of belonging is a process that takes time (Statistics Canada, 2016). The bicycle, it seems, can be used to make Toronto feel like home quite a bit sooner.
This is an excerpt from an article published in Spacing, written by Yvonne Verlinden, a Ryerson University graduate student. Bike Host is affiliated with CultureLink’s Community Connections Mentorship Program, funded by Citizenship, Immigration and Refugees Canada. In 2016, it was offered in collaboration with the South Riverdale Community Health Centre (SRCHC) and Scarborough Cycles a project funded by the Metcalf Foundation and led by the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation, a project of Clean Air Partnership, with partners Cycle Toronto, the Toronto Cycling Think and Do Tank, and CultureLink. Read the full article HERE.