About Us

We are a retail and service-focused bicycle shop in Toronto's east end in Riverside. We opened our doors in June 2013 with a repair-focused set-up. Since then, we have diversified our space offering bicycle repair service and sales of bicycles and accessories from leading brands! 

Propelling Community

Switchback in a nonprofit social enterprise with it's origins in Sanctuary Toronto, a Christian charitable organization that welcomes people who have known mostly only rejection and abuse. We offer relationships and a chance to rediscover the joy and dignity that comes from having a meaningful and purposeful occupation.

We call it “propelling community” and it’s our way of giving back to this wonderfully stimulating and diverse neighbourhood that we are fortunate to serve. We’ve discovered that our lives become so much richer when we move into the slow lane and get to know and work with some of the people who make our city unique.

We are privileged to be your local bike shop. We are grateful to the Toronto Enterprise Fund for their support. And we are deeply thankful to the broader Sanctuary community for their unwavering enthusiasm and encouragement. If you would like to support Sanctuary Toronto directly, please click here to donate.