Tour de DUKE Heights – Children’s Bike Race Event on October 05, 2019

September 01, 2019


DUKE Heights BIA is working with Anthony Perruzza, Toronto City Councillor for Ward 7 and few other local community organizations towards organizing a community bike race event on October 05, 2019. The objective of this event is to provide bikes to kids who are in need from the neighbouring community by developing young riders’ essential skills in a safe, fun, and playful environment and leading them up to a non-competitive bike race.

The City of Toronto Transportation and Traffic Management departments and Toronto Police are already on board and who will be providing necessary support in making this event successful.

When: Saturday, October 05, 2019, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Where: Canarctic Drive, North York

  • The day will start at 10:00 am with a Cycling Education and Safety training session by CultureLink Bike Hub and Hugh Smith, a retired officer and one of the city’s first Bike Patrol Unit officers. This session aims at guiding the young riders on essential skills and awareness of road safety.
  • A non-competitive bike race will follow at 1:00 pm on a 1.8 km loop from Keele Street back onto Canarctic Drive via Wildcat Road.

To learn more and participate, email us at

Road Closure:

The event will take place on 1.8 km loop from Keele Street back onto Canarctic Drive via Wildcat Road. It will require that the following roads remain closed on Saturday, October 05, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Canarctic Drive from and to Keele St.;
  • Wildcat Road from Keele St. via Canarctic Drive; and
  • Petrolia Road from Limestone Crescent and from The Pond Road

We regret any inconvenience caused by the road closure on the event day and request cooperation from the business owners and their employees. However, should there be an emergency and/or you require access or exit for a vehicle on Saturday, October 05, 2019 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m., we request the concerned owner or tenant to call us. The event team will make necessary arrangements for your access or exit.