For years, many merchants thought cyclists were a nusience, or just plain forgot about them. A few still think that way.
But not TD Bank, which is installing TD-themed bike racks at its Fairlawn branch. These welcome customers, discretely advertise their brand, and make me feel welcome. They even have a useful decal to remind people that it is a bike rack (recall the Bank Street ones that are not readily identifiable as bike racks). Indeed, the whole Fairlawn redevelopment project has quite a few very sturdy bike racks (same style as the city parking meter ones, but with their own logo on them) either installed or stacked inside one of the empty stores awaiting installation.
This is in marked contrast to the CIBC Bank at Preston-Carling, which does not see much beyond its drive-through window and short term parking lot (just repaved). They don’t even clear the path to the front door so a pedestrian can get there (the public sidewalk is just beyond the snow bank):