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June 8, 2010
Toronto, Hamilton and Fleet Challenge Ontario to host milestone Green Fleet Expo
  
Plug-in hybrids, hydraulic technology and other green vehicle technologies will be on display at the fifth annual Green Fleet Expo (GFX) hosted by the cities of Toronto and Hamilton and Fleet Challenge Ontario.

Fleet managers from across North America will gather to discuss green fleets, participate in discussions with green vehicle manufacturers, check out the displays of transportation industry exhibitors and test drive a selection of green vehicles during this two-day expo.

Councillor Paula Fletcher (Ward 30 Toronto-Danforth) and Vicki Bismilla, Centennial College Vice President and Chief Learning Officer, will kick off GFX V with a welcome message.

Deputy Minister of Transportation Bruce McCuaig and Environmental Commissioner of Ontario Gord Miller will deliver the keynote address on days one and two respectively. Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Public Service (OPS) Green Office Neil Sentance will lead a session on green government practices on day two.

Dates: Wednesday, June 9 and Thursday, June 10

Times: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (both days)
June 9
8:30 a.m. - Welcome Message
8:45 a.m. - Deputy Minister Bruce McCuaig
June 10
8:30 a.m. - Commissioner Gord Miller
11 a.m. - Assistant Deputy Minister Neil Sentance

Location: Centennial College, Ashtonbee Campus, 75 Ashtonbee Rd.

The full agenda is available at
http://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Info/Agenda.aspx?e=3c70957f-5b24-419d-ad17-bdb3d0076132

More information on GFX V is available at
www.toronto.ca/fleet/expo.htm
http://www.hamilton.ca/CityDepartments/PublicWorks/CentralFleet/27-01-09dp.htm

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.

Note: Vehicles will be available for members of the media to test drive. Please see staff on site for details.


Media contacts:
Cindy Bromley, Finance & Administration Communications Manager, 416-392-4993, cbromley@toronto.ca
Natasha Hinds Fitzsimmins, Communications & Marketing Consultant, 416-392-2708, nhinds@toronto.ca
Kelly Anderson, Public Affairs Coordinator, City of Hamilton, Kelly.anderson@hamilton.ca,
905-546-2424, ext. 1430



 

 

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