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2006/12/10 Queen Street East to West

Sometimes instead of driving to the headquarters all of the way up in Markham, I can just bike across Queen Street to the local office. It’s pretty flat, except for a slight rise over the Don River, which marks the beginning of the public art in Riverside.

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Looking northward from the bridge, the Don River has the Parkway to the east, and the less-developed lower Bayview Avenue on the west.

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It takes about 15 minutes to bike over to Yonge Street, where the last store with major displays for the holiday season is at The Bay.

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The office at University Avenue is a short walk away from the financial district, where the skyscrapers stay lit up at night.

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I need a headlight on the bike for the ride back, but the traffic respects cyclists on Queen Street.

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