Ontario Bike Summit
Thanks to everyone who joined us for the 9th Annual Bike Summit! This page will be updated shortly with an event summary.
Photo by David Keogh
The 9th Annual Ontario Bike Summit is taking place in Toronto on April 11 & 12, 2017. Our theme was Just Add Bikes: The role of cycling in urban mobility and community building. We experienced an exciting 2 days of speakers, workshops, a bike ride and networking sessions.
About the 2017 Ontario Bike Summit
The 9th Annual Ontario Bike Summit took place on Tuesday, April 11th and Wednesday, April 12th, 2017. The event once again took place at the Chelsea Hotel in downtown Toronto and featured speakers from across North America who are looking at cycling's role in urban mobility and community building.With over 280 delegates, the 2017 Summit was the biggest Ontario Bike Summit yet - showing the interest across the province as we work to build a more Bicycle Friendly Ontario.
Our theme this year was Just Add Bikes and included:
- Keynote address from The Honourable Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport and an update on key cycling projects from across Ontario from The Honourable Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation
- Dinner Keynote from Todd Scott, Executive Director of the Detroit Greenways Coalition
- A Mayoral Panel on "Why Cycling Matters to Communities" moderated by the Canadian Automobile Association (South Central Ontario)
- A welcoming address from members of the Queen's Park All-Party Cycling Caucus
- Speakers and workshops addressing municipal liability, advocacy best practices, complete streets implementation and more
- The Bicycle Friendly Communities Workshop & Awards
- A networking reception, drinks and an optional bike tour
The Ontario Bike Summit provides a forum for decision-makers to be inspired by best practices from around Ontario and beyond, to gain the practical skills necessary to act on that inspiration and to build new connections to learn from the growing network of people interested in making Ontario the best place in Canada to ride a bike. For a summary of past summits: