Sunnyside Bike Park is now open!
See the photo gallery below for some construction progress photos of this exciting new facility!
In 2012, the City of Toronto commissioned Jay Hoots, the most experienced bike park designer in North America, to design a new bike park in the western beaches that runs parallel to the north side of Lakeshore Boulevard between Colborne Lodge Road and Ellis Avenue.
The park has been designed to offer progressively difficult challenges and opportunities for off-road cycling skill building. Phase 1 has been completed and includes all of the riding features: a skills trail, pumptracks, a wide variety of jump lines and a large drop and wall ride. Phase 2, to be completed in 2014, will include improvements to the entrance to the park with a new pick-up and drop off area, family meeting area, trails, boardwalks and more. These amenities have been planned in order to make the park an ideal destination for families and people who wish to try off-road cycling for the first time.
This new bike park will address the lack of off-road cycling venues in the west end of the city. The hope is that it will reduce or eliminate informal parks being created in ecologically sensitive areas in the High Park neighbourhood. This project is a concrete example of Parks, Forestry and Recreation's work with the off-road cycling community to protect forests and natural areas in the City.
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Remember - Wet and muddy riding will damage the park! Please give the park 24 hours to dry after rain before using!
What the media is saying about Sunnyside Bike Park
Toronto Star A Frank Gehry for bike parks? B.C. designer Jay Hoots unveils plans for Sunnyside
Global News New bike park
CBC News Bike park to open between Gardiner and Lakeshore
Riding Feels Good The Sunnyside Bike Park Community Build Day Was Huge Success
How to get there
Sunnyside Bike Park is located at 3 Ellis Ave. (Lakeshore Ave. W. and Ellis Ave.). The park entrance is on the east side of Ellis Ave.
There are Bike Lanes along The Queensway and Colborne Lodge Road. You can also use the Martin Goodman Trail and cross at the signalised intersection at Lakeshore Ave. W and Ellis Ave.
Take the 501 Queen Street Car towards Long Branch and exit the street car at Queensway at Ellis Ave.. Walk south on Ellis Ave. under the Gardiner Expressway.
Take the 80 Queensway Bus from Keele Subway station on the Bloor Danforth Subway line or from Sherway Gardens. There is a bus stop at the entrance to Sunnyside Bike Park on Ellis Ave.
There is no parking available at Sunnyside Bike Park.
Starting in 2015 there will be a roundabout off of Ellis Ave. for pick up and drop off only. There is paid parking available on the south side of Lakeshore Ave W. east and west of Ellis Ave. Park here and cross at the signalised intersection at Lakeshore Ave. W. and Ellis Ave.