Monday, August 25, 2008

Settling in

We are settling in to the new space, After a week of furious construction,  we now have:
  • less holes in the floor
  • a beautiful, wheelchair accessible washroom (its actually bicycle accessible until we find a door for it)
  • a fancy reception desk, propped up by very fancy stools
  • a functional, kickass DIY shop.
now what we need are more volunteers so we can extend our hours. Wanna be a volunteer? sign up here!

Monday, August 18, 2008

A new Home!

We have successfully moved into our new home at Bloor and Lansdowne! 1292 Bloor st.
And what a move it was! Stalled cars, shattered trailer hitches, screaming crazies from the street corners. Our convoy of 6 bike trailers and two cars took over the streets with much satisfaction. We could not have made a grander entrance. Heartfelt and sweaty thanks to the folks who helped us move, those who volunteered their trailers and vehicles, and those who rode escort and managed traffic for us.

Now... To make this pile of boxes into a bike shop.
If you have experience with plumbing, carpentry, electrics, banging on nails, or cleaning scary basements. we need your help.
write to

If you are good at scavenging construction supplies, here is a wish list of supplies, in order of necessity:
if you can give us any of these, write to
  • A working toilet.
  • laundry tub (for washing parts and hands)
  • washroom sink.
  • 2x4's preferably 8 ft long
  • Drywall, 4x9 sheets.
  • Robertson head screws, all lengths.
  • 1/2 inch copper pipe and fittings. no runs less than 4 ft please.
  • black plastic drain pipe, 4 inch and 2 inch.
  • counter top, (any size or colour.)
  • light fixtures

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Final Days!

Pirate's is officially closing it's doors at 457 Bathurst Street this week. Our last official day of business was Saturday August 9th, but we will have the doors open for last minute help and bike pick-ups this Thursday, August 14th from 12-5pm. Mostly we will be in the shop cleaning, packing and selling bikes, so come by and lend a hand.

Packing and cleaning will continue all day Saturday August 16th. If you want to help please come by any time during the day, but we will not be open for DIY business! The tools will be in a box somewhere!

Come by and cry a tear or buy us a farewell beer.