TTC Dread


Romero House

Bikes for an entire family

“Attention passengers. We are currently experiencing delays Southbound at Union Station.”

Did your lip just curl and your face grimace? For some of you, it’s a relief to WFH and not have to deal with the regular TTC commute, especially with covid in the air.  No one has fond memories of jammed carts with people speaking… moistly (shudders).

Public transit is what this refugee family from Mexico would like to avoid. The family arrived in Canada four months ago and just last week they found their place at Romeo House, our local refugee agency and home.  This loving and kind family of five, are looking for some wheels to help them get around the city.   It’s mom and dad, a 20-year old son, a 17-year old son and a 12-year-old daughter.  Although, she’s already got a bike to use, there’s no way dad’s sending her out to run errands alone for the family 🙂

How you can help

If you’ve got a used bike that still works but you’re not using it, we’ll pick it up and pass it along.  Sign up below to make this family’s commute a little brighter.

More Details: Romero House

Romero House welcomes refugee claimants with open arms. They offer housing and support services to people who claim refugee status after arriving in Canada. Refugees are welcome to stay in one of their 10 apartments without internal locks, to live as neighbours rather than simply clients. They help the refugees establish themselves in Canada and create community together.

All are welcome in their community regardless of religion, ethnicity, political beliefs, sexual orientation or gender identity. Over the past 25 years, they have built an organization that celebrates difference and offers the support that refugees need.
1558 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6P 1A4

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