A bit about me…

I’m now working as the Executive Director of the Forest Hill Village BIA (Business Improvement Area), as an events & portrait photographer, and an urban cycling consultant.

My book The Urban Cycling Survival Guide is available online, I sit on the board of Canada Bikes and The Laneway Project, and serve as an advisor for the Metcalf Foundation Cycle City grant program.

I volunteer as a member of Friends of Kensington Market, and as a Director on the Kensington Market Action Committee – I’m also proud to be the caretaker of Toronto’s smallest park, the Kensington Market Garden Car.

I’ve previously served as the Director of Communications & Events, and Founding Executive Director of the Toronto Cyclists Union (now Cycle Toronto), and have regularly contributed to Momentum, Dandyhorse and Precedent magazines. As the co-creator and Coordinator of Pedestrian Sundays in Kensington Market, a former Community Advisory Board Member / Photographer for Jane’s Walk, the original ‘Community Animator’ at the Centre for Social Innovation, and as the first Coordinator of the newly formed Kensington Market BIA, I’ve been an important contributor to some of the most exciting community-based sustainable urban transportation / transformation projects to emerge in downtown Toronto since my return in 2003, and received a Toronto Foundation Vital People grant in 2009.

As a published & working event and portrait photographer, I’m often found with a camera in my hand, and am equally comfortable conversing in French or English.  I’m a year round city cyclist and love my home town Toronto!


2 Responses to “About”

  1. John Penziol February 22, 2018 at 3:33 pm #

    Hey Yvonne!
    Found you on YouTube. I love your passion and life work! You rock! I just took a new job that puts me 3 miles from work. You have inspired me to start riding to work.
    Thanks for your inspiration!

    LaPorte, IN


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