Regent Park girls and trans workshop builds bikes, confidence

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Nathalie Pulla Abasto enjoys learning how brakes work and doing the wiring. (© Toronto Star)

On volunteering at Charlie’s…

Charlie’s Bike Joint is just East of Sherbourne on Queen Street in Toronto. My guess is that Queen and Sherbourne is one of the toughest corners in the city — lots of visible hard living. I started taking my sweet, sweet bike (circa ’86 Specialized Rockhopper) to Charlie’s for service about three years ago when I was commuting daily from the Beach to downtown. Read more