This is a guide for volunteer organizing during the 2018 municipal election campaign. The #BuildTheGrid Advocacy Toolkit includes background on Cycle Toronto's election campaign strategy, tools and tactics that volunteers can use to take action now, and tips for keeping up the pressure after the election. Use this kit to take action in your neighbourhood today, and help us highlight the need for safe cycling infrastructure across Toronto.
In 2015, Cycle Toronto compiled a guide on effective ward advocacy. The guide, titled Propelling Change, outlines the basic function and structure of the Ward Advocacy Program. It serves as the key document to explain how Cycle Toronto and ward groups work together through trust and mutual benefit to achieve better cycling conditions across the city.
Building cycling infrastructure on main streets makes it easier for people to shop locally. Read more about other case studies and how Cycle Toronto is working with business improvement areas (BIAs) to encourage residents to #BuyLocalBikeLocal.