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Welcome to Smart Commute North Toronto, Vaughan

The City of Toronto, York Region and Smart Commute invite you to gear up for Bike Month in June! Bike Month is a celebration of all things cycling and the perfect time to get active outside by bike! There are cycling routes throughout the GTA to help you to your destination for recreation and commuting.

Cycling Events & Rides

Bike Day in Newmarkert: Saturday, June 1 from 10 - 11 AM
Drop into Bike Day hosted by Smart Commute Central York. The event will feasture refreshments, family activities, a contest, and new for 2024 – a bike parade at 11am!
Location: Central York Chamber of Commerce, 47 Davis Drive, Newmarket
Open to the public

Bike to Work Day Toronto: Thursday, June 6 from 7 - 9 AM
Join the annual Bike to Work Day Group Commute to Nathan Phillips Square. Cycle Toronto will lead routes that converge at Nathan Phillips Square for breakfast, cycling booths, and celebratory remarks. See details here.
Location: Central, Western, Eastern and Northern meetups that head to Nathan Phillips Square. See meet up locations here.
Open to the public

Bike to Work Day: Thursday, June 6

Join Smart Commute Markham Richmond Hill for Bike to Work Day. For more information visit Smartcommute.ca

More details to come

Markham Cycling Day: Sunday, June 9 from 8 AM - 1 PM
Ready, set go! The City of Markham is hosting its popular event in Downtown Markham featuring Tour de Markham group rides in 12KM (family-friendly), 30KM and 60KM as well as children’s races. Sponsored by York Region, event details here.
Location: Markham Centre, Birchmount Road and Enterprise Boulevard, Markham
Open to the public

Toronto Weekend Community Ride: Saturday, June 22 from 10 AM - 1 PM
Smart Commute Toronto is teaming up with Cycle Toronto for a free ride along the Toronto waterfront cycling infrastructure via Queens Quay and the Martin Goodman Trail. The route is an 8.5km ride that will loop around Coronation Park and return back to Sherbourne Common. This will be a slow roll suitable for all ages and abilities. See details here.
Location: Sherbourne Common (61 Dockside Dr., Toronto)
Open to the public

Webinars

Safe Cycling 101: Wednesday, May 29 from 12 - 1 PM
Learn everything you need to know about cycling with confidence!
Topics include: equipment and bike fit, safe riding techniques, rules and responsibilities, interactions with others, choosing your route and more.
Register here

Destination Bike – Welcoming Cyclists in York Region: Tuesday, June 4 from 10 - 11 AM
Interested in bicycle tourism or have a bicycle-friendly business in York Region to promote? Ontario By Bike/Transportation Options is hosting its annual online webinar discussion. Register on Eventbrite

Going by Bike: Thursday, June 13 from 12 - 1 PM
Cycle Toronto will show you how you can do more of your daily trips by bike and how easy it can be! We’ll walk you through how you can do everything from commuting to work, picking up your kids, and even grocery shopping by bike. Learn about road rules, how to navigate the different types of urban cycling infrastructure, and how to map out a safe and efficient commute.
Register here: https://toronto.webex.com/weblink/register/r1b65e43a35a6e1d46560df5b85e7025f

Basic Bike Maintenance: Wednesday, June 19 from 12 - 1 PM
Learn the basics of how to maintain your bike!
Topics include: safety checks, assessing air pressure and flat tires, tightening your brakes, lubing your chain, and ensuring your bike is the right fit.
Register here

Smart Commute Bike Month Contest

Log cycling trips for a chance to WIN a $100 e-gift card!

How to participate:

  • Log your bike trips on Smartcommute.ca for a chance to win a $100 e-gift card, courtesy of the City of Toronto (5 available) and York Region (5 available).
  • Bike trips taken between June 1 to June 30, 2024 are eligible, and must be logged by 11:59pm EST on July 7 to qualify for the prize draw.
  • Up to two (2) bike trips per day are eligible for the contest.
  • Each respective Smart Commute office reserves the right to distribute prizes, subject to change without notice.

Note: Logging a bike trip on SmartCommute.ca automatically enters you into the Smart Commute Contest and winners may choose to opt out receiving the prize. Official City of Toronto Contest rules and York Region rules.

How will YOU #RideYourWay this Bike Month?

Share your adventures and be sure to tag @SmartCommute #BikeMonth #BikeToronto #BikeYorkRegion #RideYourWay

Smart Commute works with businesses and organizations across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area region to help their employees commute to work in sustainable ways. Together, we can reduce congestion, improve air quality, reduce climate change emissions, and improve our daily commutes.

The Smart Commute North Toronto, Vaughan office works with organizations in north Toronto to the west of Yonge Street, and across Vaughan.

In North Toronto, Vaughan and Northeast Toronto, the Smart Commute program is delivered by pointA, a non-profit that has been helping businesses commute more sustainably for 20 years.

Our office is part of the Smart Commute program in the City of Toronto and York Region. See the Smart Commute service area map for more information.

Programs and Services

Smart Commute offers customized programming to encourage employees to make the switch from driving alone to more sustainable forms of transportation such as biking, walking, carpooling, and taking transit.

As a Smart Commute partner, you can take advantage of:

  • Dedicated Smart Commute staff who will work with you to bring Smart Commute programs and services to your workplace
  • Annual campaigns to encourage your employees to explore their commuting options
  • Support for telework and work from home programs
  • On-site event and workshops for your employees
  • Marketing and communications resources and support
  • Emergency Ride Home - Employees at Smart Commute workplaces who commute sustainably and have an unforeseen emergency, can be reimbursed up to $75 for emergency transportation costs
  • The Smart Commute Tool, a free platform and app to help you explore your options for sustainable travel across the GTHA

Smart Commute Tool

The new Smart Commute Tool can help everyone arrange carpools, explore their travel options, connect with others, and find cycling and transit mentors. Download the app now on the App Store, get it on Google Play, or check out the web version.

Key features include:

Carpool

Match with other users who are part of the same organization or have the same destination.

Trip Planner

Plan your trips by exploring carpool, transit, walking and cycling options.

Trip Tracking

Login and begin tracking your travel choices by distance, cost, and emissions savings.

Trip Buddies

Match with other users to are looking for a partner to take transit, walk, or cycle together – ideal for first-timers!

Single Trip

Find a rideshare for a single trip, attend an event, or to workplace on an irregular schedule.

Get in Touch

Complete our form to tell us more about your organization and we will be in touch to discuss how we can help staff adjust their commute during COVID-19, help your workplace commute more sustainably, reduce parking demand, and lower your environmental impact.

You can also send us an email at info@smartcommutentv.ca for more information.

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