Toronto is a state in Canada which begins several millennia ago. Toronto is located at northern shore of Lake Ontario. On the 1970’s, the population of Toronto continue to grow and it is said by expert that the population was reaching 2.7 million on that particular year. The factors influencing the growth of population are due to strong immigration of neighboring and other countries, increasingly by Asians and African descent, and as well as increasing size of automotive industry in the state. It is believed that during the signing of contract between Auto Pact with the U.S in 1965, the population has been increased in Southern Ontario region.
Recently we have heard about the Toronto Critical Mass which the news was spread aggressively in local and international news. What it means by Toronto Critical Mass? Well this could be defined as Toronto’s monthly community bike ride that takes place all over the world. This means that during summer season, huge number of people will ride bikes around the city without having to worry about cars passing by. How this activity is done? Citizen will ride their bikes at relaxed pace while enjoying socializing with each other and expect great experience such as listening to music, cheering, wearing all type of costumes they like, and interestingly, they could enjoy art bikes.
For this event, everybody could take part in this activity unless you have a bike to ride. The activity took place every Friday of the month, start at 6.30pm. By looking at this culture, we could see the good benefits they carry in their culture. People will not have to spend on refueling their car at these days since all they need is good condition bike to ride. They may socialize with each other and get to know new person during the riding. By having this program, people in this area could reduce their stress due to their daily work life and get better view of the city. Air pollution is something we do not need to worry about since cars will not get rid good air they breathe in. With the attraction of art bikes, Toronto could actually show to people from other countries or tourists to see the uniqueness of their culture. Art bikes are something that is unusual to other counties since this culture was brought in only by San Francisco in 1992. People could gather and see the creativity of the bikes formation and meet new biker teams.
“When we stick together, we are powerful”. This is the phrase is said by one of the Critical Mass biker team who are delighted with this monthly activity. Since sticking together is a big problem in Toronto, this activity could help a bit to improve the bonding of each community. Yes, at beginning stage, only little participation could be seen from the program. After couple of years, people start to viral this program on social media and they start to realize the importance of such program in their community. We see the good things on this program, let us play our part to take action on our community’s bonding.