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Bike Share Toronto

Bike Share Toronto
Station on Temperance St at Cloud Gardens
Owner Toronto Parking Authority
Locale Toronto, Ontario
Transit type Bicycle sharing system
Website .com.bikesharetorontowww
Began operation 2011 (as Bixi)
Operator(s) Motivate

Bike Share Toronto (formerly Bixi Toronto)[1] is a bicycle sharing system located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Created and developed by Montreal-based Bixi in 2011, the system was taken over by the Toronto Parking Authority in 2013 after Bixi acknowledged that it could not pay the $3.9-million loan that it had been given by the City of Toronto. Bixi filed for bankruptcy on January 20, 2014.[2]

The system was rebranded on April 1, 2014, using symbols similar to the 'Green P' logos used by the Toronto Parking Authority to mark the parking lots it manages. The system consists of 1,000 bicycles and 80 stations within the downtown Toronto area, which is roughly bounded by Dufferin Street, Lake Ontario, the Don River, and Bloor Street.

The service is available for use 24 hours a day, year round. Bike Share Toronto is operated by Motivate (formerly Alta bicycle share),[1] which operates bicycle share systems in the United States, Canada, and Australia.[3]


  • TD sponsorship 1
  • Potential system expansion 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

TD sponsorship

A sponsorship deal was announced with TD Canada Trust in December 2014, which will cover all costs. The support will keep Bike Share Toronto operational for at least two more years.[4] TD sponsorship advertisements started appearing at bike racks in 2015.

Potential system expansion

An expansion plan for the 2015 Pan-Am games which would see 22 new stations was put on hold due to technical issues.[5] Another expansion plan using Section 37 funds which would see $1.1 million in new stations and bikes was announced with the TD Bank sponsorship in December 2014.[6] An expansion plan with funding from Metrolinx of $4.9 million in new stations and bikes located near transport and high density areas was announced in July 2015, .[7]


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