Bicycle Parking Stations
Bicycle stations are secure indoor parking facilities for bikes. They are protected with 24 hour video surveillance, and provide safe, long-term parking to protect your bicycle against theft, vandalism and bad weather. Only people who register to use a bicycle station can access the facilities. Most bicycle stations are close to public transit facilities, to make your commute more convenient.
Whether you ride your bicycle to public transportation, to work, or you simply need a safe place to park your bicycle during the day, a Toronto Bicycle Station has something for you.
Bicycle station common questions and answers:
How does the 48 hour rule work?
The 48 rule only applies to weekdays, so weekends and holidays are not considered. For example, if you parked your bicycle Friday evening you would have until Wednesday morning to pick it up.
Have there been any incidences of theft or vandalism at the Bicycle Station?
There have been no incidences of either.
Are parking plans based on the calendar month or from the date of purchase?
Your parking plan is based on your date of purchase. For example if you pay for one month on August 9th, you will have access to the Station until September 9th.
Can I renew my membership before it expires?
Yes. You can renew your membership before or on the date of expiry. If you renew before the expiry date it will be extended from the date it is set to expire.
Is there assigned parking?
No. You are guaranteed a spot but you can park in any available spot.
Do you have showers?
At this time there are no showers located in the Bicycle Station at Union Station. However this will change in the future with the revitalization of Union Station. As well The Bicycle Station at City Hall will have showers.
Do you have lockers?
No, for security reasons we do not have lockers at the Bicycle Station at Union Station at this time.
Where is the nearest washroom?
The nearest public washroom is located in Union Station.
Do I need to bring my own lock?
Yes. We recommend for enhanced security that you bring your own lock.
Do you rent bicycles?
No, we do not rent bicycles. However we are happy to supply you with a Toronto Cycling Map that has a full list of rental locations in Toronto.
Are memberships transferable to friends or family?
No. For security reasons each user must have their own membership.
What happens if I let my parking plan expire?
If you wish to renew after your plan has expired but there is a waitlist, your spot will be given to the first person on the list and you will be bumped to the end of the waitlist.
What happens if I don’t return my key fob?
The key fob is City of Toronto property and failure to return it will result in a fine of $25 dollars as outlined in our terms and conditions.
What perks come with the Bicycle Station membership?
Members are offered long-term parking plans at discounted parking rates. Plans include 1-month at $21.53, and 4-months at $64.57. (The daily parking fee for non-members is $2.15. All prices include HST.)
Does the Bicycle Station offer repairs?
No, but tools are available for minor repairs and maintenance. Inner tubes are available for purchase.
To register, please fill out the following form and bring it to the Bicycle Station at Union Station along with payment and ID.
Regular staff hours at the Union Station Bicycle Station are:
Monday to Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Winter Staff Hours
Staff hours are reduced during December, January, and February:
Monday to Wednesday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Note: Staff will not be available on the following dates:
December 24, 25, 31 and January 1
The Station is accessible to parking plan members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Services such as registration and parking plan renewal are available only during staffed hours.
Park and Pay:
Lost Key Fob Fee
Pay and Park gives you access to a Bicycle Station one day at a time. You must register in person before your first use, but no membership fee is required. The daily parking fee must be paid in advance.
The membership fee is a one-time fee that gives you a lifetime membership to any City of Toronto Bicycle Station. Membership allows you to take advantage of long-term parking plans at discounted rates.
- Customers park their own bicycles and use their own bike locks to secure them to the bicycle station racks.
- Customers must display a bicycle station number tag on the back of their bicycles when parked at the station.
- 48 Hour Rule: Bicycles may not be left for longer than forty-eight consecutive hours. This does not include weekends and holidays, so you may park and leave your bicycle over the weekend. Any member who leaves their bicycle at the Bicycle Station for longer than 48 hours without permission will be charged an overstay fee of $9.52 per day. (Until further notice, the 48-hour rule does not apply to Victoria Park bicycle station.)
- Members have the option to renew their parking plans in person or over the phone, during staff hours.
- A renewal notice will be sent to customers by e-mail before the parking plan expiry date.
- Please renew your parking plan on or before the date your parking plan expires in order to maintain uninterrupted access to the station.
Bicycle Parking Station Locations:
Union Station Bicycle Station
The Toronto Union Station Bicycle Station is on the east side of York St., just north of 25 York St. (at Bremner Blvd.). It features 120 bike racks, a change room, and a vending machine offering spare inner tubes, bike lights, and snacks. Some tools and a pump are available for members to perform minor repairs. The Union Station bike station is our “head office,” where staff can register new members and renew parking plans for any of Toronto’s Bicycle Stations.
Toronto's Union Station is served by GO Transit, Via Rail, Amtrak and Ontario Northland, as well as The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). GO Transit's Union Station Bus Terminal is located across Bay Street from the station building.
The Union Station Revitalization Project includes a new Bicycle Station that will park 220 bikes and will feature showers and lockers. Construction is scheduled for completeion in 2015.
Victoria Park Bicycle Station
Located at the main entrance to Victoria Park Subway Station, the Victoria Park bicycle station offers secure, 24-hour bicycle parking with 52 secure bicycle parking spaces available on two-tier racks.
Nathan Philips Square
The revitalization of Nathan Philips Square will include a Bicycle Station in the underground parking facility. The new station will park 350 bicycles and will feature showers and lockers. Construction is expected for completion in December 2014.
- Finch West Station
The new TTC station at Finch and Keele will feature a bicycle station. Construction is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2016.
Eglinton Crosstown LRT
New stations being built for the Eglinton Crosstown Light Rail transit facility will include bicycle stations.
Toronto Bicycle Station
27 York Street
Toronto, ON M5J 2V5