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Sauce Weekly: July 13

Sauce Weekly: July 13

Another edition! Wooooooot!

1. July Volunteer Meeting: Wed. July 14, 7pm
2. Wipt Hats at ‘Sauce!
3. Help Needed: Social Space Overhaul
4. New Magazines Coming to ‘Sauce!
5. Evergreen/Bike Union Brickworks Cruiser Ride and Picnic: Sat. July 17, 5-8:30pm
6. Bike Box Update (VICTORY!!!)
7. Changes to Front St at Union Station to Accommodate Pedestrians: Submit Comments by July 27

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1. July Volunteer Meeting: Wed. July 14, 7pm

Looking to get more involved in ‘Sauce? Already involved but want a new task? Made progress on some ‘Sauce work that you want to report to everyone? Then come to the July Volunteer Meeting!!!

Wednesday, July 14
7pm
‘Sauce (717 Queen E)

We now have a new Volunteer Coordinator (hello Joe!!!), so tomorrow will be a not-to-miss, productive and awesome meeting!

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2. Wipt Hats at ‘Sauce!

Did you know that at ‘Sauce we stock our shelves with local, Toronto-based bike-related merch??? This week’s feature: Wipt Hats.

Check out a few pictures here on our website, or look at the “extended” photo album on our facebook page. So many options!!!

If you like/love the hats, come on in to ‘Sauce and get your very own, unique, one-off Wipt hat for only $30!!!

If you know of any local, Toronto-based bike-related merch that you’d like to see in our space, email michelle.stamour@gmail.com.

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3. Help Needed: Social Space Overhaul

There’s quite a few improvements to the space afoot… So here is your chance to lend a hand, get a say in the changes, and basically make a big deal out of it and have another party!!! Here is a few things that we need help with:

-Large Cargo Moving Workshop (aka helping us move couches, using your bike!!!)
-Choosing New Bistro Tables
-Stocking the Library (suggest books/magazines, hunt down donations, participate in book-buying frenzy)
-Helping Set-Up Internet (set-up networks and usage caps)
Electrical Stuff (putting in new light fixtures and outlets)
Planters (building them, donating plants, buying/transporting plants)
Party (help organize a huge hoopla to ring in the new space!)

If you want to help with any of the above, please give a shout to Michelle (michelle.stamour@gmail.com) or Anibal (caffenated@gmail.com).

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4. New Magazines Coming to ‘Sauce!

As you know from item 3 above, we are starting to get the social hub up and running. Books are being bought for the library and magazines have already been ordered!
Here is what will be delivered to us for the next year:
  • Make Magazine
  • Bicycling Magazine
  • Bicycle Times
  • Urban Velo
  • Momentum
  • Dandyhorse
And soon to come:
  • Carbusters
Anything else you’d like to see in the magazine racks? If so, just shoot us an email!

Happy Reading Everyone!

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5. Evergreen/Bike Union Brickworks Cruiser Ride and Picnic: Sat. July 17, 5-8:30pm

The cruiser ride has been rescheduled for Saturday July 17!! 5-8:30pm.

Join the Toronto Cyclists Union & Evergreen on our leisurely cruiser ride along the Don River and enjoy live acoustic music and an evening picnic at the beautiful Brickworks site.

Our fabulous musicians Chris Bezant and David Dunlop will keep us entertained as they play acoustic jazz in the tradition of Django Reinhardt (Gypsy jazz guitar).

FREE – Weather Permitting – Family Friendly – BYO Picnic & Blanket & Refreshments

Please note that registration is required https://bikeunion.to/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=5
* if you registered for the originally scheduled ride back in June, your registration is still active.*
** A message will be sent out to all registered participants on the day of if the ride is to be canceled again due to weather.**

For more information, and for the itinerary: click here!

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6. Bike Box Update (VICTORY!!!)


As we reported in the last Sauce Weekly, City Council considered No Right on Reds on July 6-7. Just a quick update: IT PASSED!
Paint in the form of Bike Boxes will hit Toronto’s streets this summer!!!
For more info on the Staff Report and what a bike box is, see last week’s Sauce Weekly here.
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7. Changes to Front St at Union Station to Accommodate Pedestrians: Submit Comments by July 27

From Toronto Coalition for Active Transportation E-News:
The City of Toronto is currently considering reconfiguring Front Street West from Bay Street to York Street to accommodate anticipated increased pedestrian traffic resulting from GO Transit’s expansion.

Ideas coming from the city include:

  • Designing a grand civic plaza
  • Creating a mid-block pedestrian crossing
  • Improving the intersections and widening sidewalks
  • Considering changes to traffic lanes and the layout of taxi stands and pick-up/drop off areas

In accordance with a Schedule “C” Municipal Class Environmental Assessment, the project includes a public consultation process. The first public meeting took place on July 5, 2010, but you can still provide input. Comments provided by July 27, 2010 will be included this phase’s consultation report. To provide a comment, use the public comment form.

The changes to Front St at Union Station information materials presented at the July 5th Public Information Centre are now available for download from the project web page.

To get involved, join the facebook page and/or subscribe to the e-mail list.

If you would like more information, please contact:

Jason Diceman – Tel: 416-338-2848 – FrontStUnion@toronto.ca

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