Monday, September 2, 2013

Navigating TIFF Part 3: Biking to Venues using BIXI

We've covered walking and driving in previous posts so now we'll cover cycling between the venues. A few years ago, a bike sharing service call BIXI started up in the Toronto area. The picture below shows how a casual user can rent a BIXI bike at one of the many stations setup in the TIFF village.
The downside to BIXI is that it requires a credit card. That isn't big deal for locals, just be aware that there may be foreign transaction fees for those of you who aren't from Canada.You also have to be comfortable riding a bike in a big city where you'll be dodging cabs, pedestrians, bikes, etc. The BIXI website has all sorts of details on how to use the system and here are some maps indicating the BIXI stations nearest the TIFF Venues.

Before you rent a bike you should check the BIXI website to make sure that BIXI dock at your location isn't full.

On the maps below the venue is marked with this indicator:
The BIXI docks look like this:

We'll start with the Bloor Hot Docs Cinema located at: 506 Bloor Street West

Isabel Bader Theater: 93 Charles Street West

Jackman Hall, Art Gallery of Ontario: 317 Dundas Street West
The Princess of Wales Theater: 300 King Street West
Roy Thompson Hall: 60 Simcoe Street
Ryerson Theater: 43 Gerrard Street East

Scotiabank Theater: 259 Richmond Street West
TIFF Bell Lightbox: 350 King Street West

Elgin & Winter Garden Theater: 189 Yonge Street

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