Hello all,

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 share!

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 do....

As well I have a whole bunch of photos of our space and shop logo to share to anyone interested!