Bike Pirates Toronto

Bike Pirates launches crowdfunding effort to relocate

After eight years near Bloor and Lansdowne, DIY repair joint and community hub Bike Pirates is set to relocate. The volunteer-run organization wants to expand to a bigger space, for which it's asking for the public's help via an Indiegogo campaign to the tune of $20,000.

It's an ambitious goal, to be sure, but given that the operation is completely funded by donations to begin with, one suspects those affiliated with the shop know a thing or two about fundraising. On top of that, a bigger Bike Pirates is a good thing for both Toronto's cycling community and those who support grassroots organizations.

The crowdfunding campaign is designed to help cover the costs associated with renovating a new space to serve as a function repair shop -- things like electrical updates, shelving, new flooring and a security system. As to where the new location will be, it's still up in the air, but the plan is to take space by January and to be operational sometime in March, just in time for cycling season.


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in City

These are the earliest known photographs of Toronto

The top 10 places to see fall foliage in Toronto

How a Toronto motel gave birth to a global hotel chain

Toronto school asks entire kindergarten class to self-isolate after COVID-19 diagnosis

It's going to feel like 32 C in Toronto this weekend

Scotiabank Arena to open for U.S. citizens living in Toronto to register to vote

Two-alarm industrial fire launches black plumes of smoke into Toronto sky

New Ontario subway line will use one of Toronto's long-abandoned ghost stations