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September 19, 2016
City of Toronto encourages people to commute sustainably during Smart Commute Week
As part of Smart Commute Week, September 19 to 25, the City of Toronto is encouraging people to commute in sustainable ways such as walking, cycling, taking transit, teleworking and/or carpooling.

The City is also inviting the Toronto public to join in a Twitter-based scavenger hunt with daily photo targets and prizes. Commuters 18 years of age and older who live and/or work in Toronto can join the fun by following Smart Commute on Twitter at @SmartCommuteTO. Full contest details are available at

"The City of Toronto is investing in public transit, infrastructure improvements and other initiatives to relieve congestion and keep Toronto moving," said Councillor Michelle Holland (Ward 35 Scarborough Southwest), Chair of the Parks and Environment Committee. "Smart Commute Week reminds us of the importance of sustainable commuting and the actions we can all take to help reduce emissions and congestion."

Smart Commute is a Metrolinx program that aims to reduce single-occupant-vehicle trips, gridlock and vehicle emissions by promoting sustainable commuting. Delivered by partner organizations across the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area, including the City of Toronto, the partners engage employers and property managers in promoting sustainable commuting to employees and building occupants through a variety of programs and services.

Through its website, Smart Commute also offers information and a variety of resources, including a free online ride-matching service, to help the public explore options and make the switch to a more sustainable commute. More information about Smart Commute is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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