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October 5, 2006
Media Advisory: City to announce Bicycle Friendly Business Award winners
  
The City of Toronto will honour businesses that promote cycling at the 2006 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony.

Date: Thursday, October 5

Time:
6 p.m. Award presentations by selection panel members: Councillor Jane Pitfield; David Meslin, Founder, Toronto Public Space Committee; and Dr. Alan Walks, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Geography and Program in Planning, University of Toronto at Mississauga

6:30 p.m. Mayor David Miller

Location: Toronto City Hall, Rotunda

The following businesses and organizations will be recognized for their bicycle friendliness:

Best Bike Parking Award: Intelliware Development Inc.
Bicycle-Friendliest Suburban Business Award: CH2M Hill
Bicycle Commute Award: Mountain Equipment Cooperative
Best Small Business Award: Grassroots Environmental Products
Best Large Business Award: Canadian Tire (Yonge & Church)
Best Skills Development Award: Bike Roots
Best Overall Award: Community Bicycle Network

Mayor David Miller will also present a proclamation recognizing Messenger Appreciation Day (10-9 Day) to representatives of over 400 bike, foot and transit couriers for their role in encouraging sustainable alternatives to automobile traffic in Toronto.

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards would like to thank the funding sponsor Ticketmaster Canada and in-kind sponsors Dufflet Pastries and Live Metal Works.

Media contacts:
Pauline Craig, Cycling and Transit Project Organizer, 416 392-2577 or 416-407-0307 (cell)
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Coordinator, 416-392-1143 or 416-988-4569 (cell)


 

 

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