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September 15, 2010
Torontonians encouraged to “Cut it Out” at Canadian Tire this weekend
  
The City of Toronto and Canadian Tire are inviting Torontonians to help cut the emissions responsible for climate change by retiring their old, polluting, gas-powered lawn, garden and snow equipment at one of four Canadian Tire stores this weekend.

Older gas-powered leaf and snow blowers, lawnmowers and trimmers emit a high level of pollutants into the air compared to newer equipment built to more stringent emission standards. In fact, according to Environment Canada, running a 10-year-old, gas-powered lawnmower for one hour is equal to driving a new car from Toronto to Ottawa.

Significant emissions savings can be achieved by upgrading to a newer model or by replacing old equipment with other environmentally-preferable products, such as push mowers.

“Cut it Out Toronto!” will be held at the Canadian Tire stores listed below on September 18 and 19 from
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will receive a $25 Canadian Tire Bonus Card for each item they drop off, up to a maximum of five Bonus Cards per household. All items will be collected for responsible dismantling and recycling by members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association.

Leslie & Lake Shore
1015 Lake Shore Blvd. E.

The Queensway
1608 The Queensway

Willowdale
1019 Sheppard Ave. E.

Warden & Eglinton
1901 Eglinton Ave. E.

Representatives from Live Green Toronto, Toronto Water and Toronto Hydro will also be on-site to give customers tips, tools and resources to help them live green, and reduce their electricity and water use.

'Cut it Out Toronto!' is just one way that the City of Toronto and Canadian Tire are working together to help Torontonians green their homes and neighbourhoods. Canadian Tire is also a sponsor of the City's Live Green Toronto Festival and community grants program.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/cutitout.htm to learn more about "Cut it Out Toronto!"

Photo available at: http://www.toronto.ca/newsroom/matstories/index.htm#photo

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contacts:
Lyne Kyle, Senior Communications Coordinator, City of Toronto, (W) 416-397-1410, (C) 416-995-3855, lkyle@toronto.ca
Adrienne Alexander, Manager, Corporate Communications, Canadian Tire Corporation, (W) 416-480-3507, adrienne.alexander@cantire.com



 

 

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