We asked Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park residents to submit their designs for our logo contest, and they delivered!

We want to thank our engaged community for sending us so many amazing logo designs! We had EIGHT finalists that we honoured with certificates at our end-of-year party in December 2019.

Needless to say, it was very hard for us to chose the winner and we asked for your your help. We created a community survey and a whopping  153 people responded!

We are thrilled with what you chose – a thoughtful logo design by local resident Henry Ren.

Here’s what Henry had to say about his logo submission:

“The idea behind the logo was to incorporate a minimalist design and the core fundamentals that hold Gateway Bike Hub together.¬† The square pattern in the background imitates the windows on apartments, representing how GBH is not just a DIY repair space but also apart of the community.”

GBH logo (light version)

GBH logo (dark version)

We then put Henry through a (possibly) excruciating process of refining his logo based on our feedback. We couldn’t be happier with the final design. Here’s what Henry had to say about the process:

“I really learned how important logos can be and the ways in which they can be refined. Striking a balance between adding and removing, I’ve come to realize that good design is acts as an intermediary between organizations and potential users.”

Look out for more developments with our new logo and other local art in our Hub space in the future!