Simcoe bicycles at Marham House in Toronto

Sunday September 20th, 2015

Markham House, located on Markham Street in Toronto, is a Westbank project. Westbank is a real estate development company that created the Markham House City Building Lab in the wake of the Mirvish Village redevelopment proposal.

This lab is a way of showing the philosophy that underlays this particular building, from living a “walkable” or “bikeable” lifestyle to all sorts of conversations around sustainability. The City Lab is a collaborative venture working with partners that promote a similar vision.

Since the building is in a highly bikeable area, Westbank wanted to launch the original concept of the building under the symbol of bikeability. One of our dealers, Curbside, was invited as the launch collaborator along with Spacing, an excellent magazine that reports on urbanism, architecture and lifestyle across Canada.

The bikeability space in Markham House tells the story of city bikes, shows how they differ from other bikes, and reveals the variety within the city bike market—from folding bikes to e-bikes, cargo bikes and, of course, Simcoe bikes! We’re happy and proud to have the most prominent space, with the bikes rising through a cutout in the floor to the second-floor gallery space!

If you’re in the neighbourhood, you should definitely drop by!
The Markham House City Building Lab
610 Markham Street

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