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October 12, 2012
Toronto businesses recognized with Bicycle-Friendly business awards
The City of Toronto honoured six businesses as recipients of the 2012 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards.

The awards presentation, which took place at the Horseshoe Tavern last night, paid tribute to businesses and organizations that demonstrate leadership in encouraging cycling by employees and/or customers. These businesses are helping to promote the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation.

"It is a great pleasure to honour these businesses and institutions that have done so much to enhance cycling in our city," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34, Don Valley East), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. "Companies that encourage cycling can attain significant benefits, including attracting skilled employees, reducing employee sick days and supporting the growth of local retail businesses."

The following businesses and organizations were recognized for their bicycle friendliness in the specified award categories:
Best Bike Parking: Intelliware Development Inc.
Bicycle Commute: Patagonia Toronto
Best Small Business: Not far from the Tree
Best Large Business: ING Direct Canada
Best Skills Development: Evergreen Bike Works
Best Overall: Energy@Work

Organizers of the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards thank the event partners: Bikes Without Boarders, BIXI Toronto, MMM Group, Transportation Options, Cycle Toronto and the Toronto Centre for Active Transportation.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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