Please join us on Monday January 30th, 2017, at 5 pm, for the unveiling of the exhibition Bikes and Belonging, in the Rotunda at Toronto City Hall. This unique display of photographs was created by newcomers to Canada who participated in CultureLink’s Bike Host program which loans bicycles to immigrants and refugees and matches them with volunteer mentors who ride regularly. Through their photography, they explored how a bicycle could help them adjust to life in Canada. They found that the freedom of independent mobility enabled them to discover their city in a new way and fostered a stronger sense of belonging.
The photography exhibition is paired with research and programming highlights from TCAT’s Scarborough Cycles project. As part of Scarborough Cycles, two community bike hubs were opened in Scarborough in 2016, and offered cycling-supportive programming, including Bike Host. Researchers also investigated the barriers faced by suburban cyclists and uncovered some surprising opportunities for cycling in Scarborough.
Please RSVP via Eventbrite. If you are unable to join us on January 30th, you can visit the exhibition any time between Saturday, January 28th and Friday, February 3rd, 2017.