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October 8, 2003
Media Advisory: City recognizes cycle supporters at third annual Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony
City of Toronto Councillor Olivia Chow, Co-chair of the Toronto Cycling
Committee, along with Councillors Joe Pantalone, Jane Pitfield, and Kyle Rae,
will honour businesses that promote cycling for a healthy city at the Bicycle
Friendly Business Awards ceremony.

Date: October 9

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Toronto City Hall Rotunda

The following companies will receive awards for their bicycle friendliness:
Global Village Backpackers, Best Bike Parking Award; International Financial
Data Services, Bicycle Commute Award; York University, Bicycle-Friendliest
Suburban Business Award; Grassroots Environmental Products, Best Small Business
Award; Ticketmaster, Best Large Business Award; Community Bicycle Network, Best
Skills Development Award; and La Pallette, Best Overall Award.

Councillors Olivia Chow, Joe Mihevc, David Miller, Joe Pantalone, Jane Pitfield
and Kyle Rae judged the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards. Rod McPhail, Director
of Transportation Management for the City of Toronto, Jay Cranstone, Senior
Landscape Architect with Stantec Consulting Ltd., and Dave Robinson,
Environmental Co-ordinator with Mountain Equipment Co-op, also sat on the
judging panel.

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards would like to thank Ontario Power
Generation as the lead sponsor and the following in-kind sponsors: Mountain
Equipment Co-op, Dufflet Pastries and Live Metal Works.

For more information about the awards, visit

Media contact:
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Co-ordinator, 416-392-1143 or 416-988-4569



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