Evergreen Brick Works | Bike Works
Tucked away in the Don Valley one can find a DIY bike repair shop. Bike Works is located at the brick works. They are open spring to fall on the weekends(10am–4pm). It's by donation($7 suggested to use the space + cost of parts) In addition to bike repair they also run bike safety workshops and rent out bikes by the hour. They are looking for volunteers and bike donations. [Read More]
Charlie's Freewheels
Charlie's Freewheels provide training in safe riding skills and bike maintenance. Participating in the program provides youth with a bike, lock and helmet. After completing the program participants are connected to paid cycling-related internships. They also operate their own retail space at the location run by program participants where they sell bikes to the general public. If you'd like to support the organization they are currently looking for donations of time, parts ... [Read More]
Bike Pirates
Since I moved back to Toronto in 2007 Bike pirates has helped keep my bikes on the road. They have also made it fun as there is always good people and conversations to be found here. Offering help to the inexperienced, used parts by donation and inexpensive new parts, Bike Pirates is the west-ends cheapest and wihtout a doubt most interesting solution for maintaining/making/buying your bicycle. As if that wasn't enough there is also often a volunteer around cooking for you and the... [Read More]
bike Sauce
Labour costs that are higher than many new bike parts is the corner stone of the DIY bike shops raison d'etre. The dedicated volunteers help divert bikes and parts from the waste stream, will teach you how to fix your bike and provide community space for people to come together, hang out. This is goodness to the core. [Read More]