The City of Toronto’s comprehensive bicycle parking programs are intended to provide public bicycle parking facilities at locations that are regularly frequented by cyclists.
Bicycle lockers provide secure bicycle parking by improving protection from theft, vandalism and inclement weather. The lockers are designed to hold one bicycle each, as well as gear such as panniers, locks, lights and more.
Bicycle stations are secure indoor parking facilities for bikes. With 24 hour video surveillance, they provide safe, long-term parking for your bicycle, protecting against theft, vandalism and bad weather. Only people who register to use a bicycle station can access the facilities.
Bike corrals are seasonal on-street bicycle parking that use car parking spaces in the curb lane to park bicycles without further congesting the sidewalk. Typically, 24 hour on-street car parking spots are used, parking up to 14 bikes where one motorist would normally park.
Bike corrals are installed where demand for bicycle parking exceeds the limited space on the sidewalk or the boulevard behind it. Usually corrals are installed near the intersection to be relevant to as many destinations as possible for the user. A further advantage of using the roadway is its high-profile location, where bicycles are in full public view and near busy retail and employment destinations.
Corrals are removed before plowing season (starting December 1), and re-installed in the springtime. Currently there are two designs: vertically staggered bike racks (that prevent pedal and handlebar tangles when full) with flex-posts on the road-side, and a newer ‘parking stall’ design that is enclosed on three sides. Bolting racks to the street allows more flexibility in size. The self-contained parking stall is 5.5 metres long, the space of a single car parking stall.
View a google map of our bicycle corral locations.
Request a bike ring
The City installs bike rings on sidewalks and boulevards which have a minimum width of 2.6 metres.
Once a request is received, Transportation Services performs site inspections to determine if the suggested location is suitable. All new locations suggested by the public will be considered; however, the City reserves the right to vet all submissions. Stands which are approved are installed free of charge.
Due to a high volume of bike ring requests, the City does not currently report back to members of the public on the feasibility of requests.
Please direct bike ring requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bike rings are not supplied by the City for installation on private property.