More Than a Bike


Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program

When your slice of sanity is stolen

Most of us look at a bike and think, ‘mode of transportation’.  Others might think, ‘exercise tool’.  Some of us will think of nothing but that one biker who gave us the bird after cutting him off – look sharp motorists, bikers are doing their part to save the planet!

For one dad with the Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program, his bike is a way of picking up groceries for his family (wife and 4 young kids), a bit of exercise and a vehicle of sanity – allowing a small window of escape from a very busy, loud and isolated apartment unit.  Why don’t kids have indoor voices?

Last week all that changed when his bike was stolen from outside of his building.  Now food shopping and capturing a slice of peace, just got a heck of a lot harder.

How you can help

We’re polling funds to get dad a new bike. If you’re in the Parkdale / Roncy / High Park area and you’ve got a used men’s bike in good condition collecting dust, we’ll take it!  Drop us an email at and we’ll sort out the pick-up .  If we find ourselves with a used gem, any funds will go towards groceries, games and art supplies for the kids, and a good bike lock!

$200.00 of $300.00 target

5 Troopers contributed

This need closed:
June 25, 2020

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More Details: Parkdale Parents Primary Prevention Program

Operating out of the Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre, the Parkdale Parent’s Primary Prevention Program (5Ps) provides parenting, nutrition, resource and informational support to pregnant women and families with children 0-6 years living in the Parkdale – High Park – Bloor/Dufferin neighbourhoods.

Services are offered to families living on low or no income, newcomer families, homeless or under-housed parents, lone-parent families, parents facing mental health and/or substance use challenges, as well as youths who are parenting. Last year they helped 205 families plan for a healthy birth through their prenatal program and supported 175 families with 320 children through various postnatal programs and infant feeding programs. Their support services help to reduce the stressors on new families and encourage the healthy development of children in our community.
1229 Queen Street West Toronto, Ontario M6K 1L2

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