We're close to launching a new bicycle co-operative at York University,
Toronto, ON, Canada!
I had some requests to ask the community:
1. I would like to connect with the managers of other University/college
campus based bicycle co-ops to discuss practices and business models, go
over past decisions made to get to where they are now.
2. Are there any tool bench designs that are favorites? I really like the
tool benches @ Charlie's in Toronto, but would like to see other examples
of well thought out tool benches.
3. Could we look at examples of shop layouts? Has any co-operative made a
floor-map with the furnishings placement on it? We have plans as well to
3. Do creature comforts matter? I wanted to be double sure. Normally I
would not hesitate myself to say A/C is definitely not needed at first, but
for context we are moving from a hidden closet in terms of operations into
a 1500+ sq ft. new storefront.
We have big glass windows that face east, which means that by 10 am the
place is a broiler. Installing an A/C system feels like the right thing to
As well I have a whole bunch of photos of our space and shop logo to share
to anyone interested!