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June 7, 2000
City Mounts Anti-Idling Blitz Next Week
The City of Toronto has announced that it will crack down on vehicles left
idling in the downtown core during a five-day blitz from June 12 -16.

Under the city's anti-idling bylaw, most vehicles left idling for more than
three minutes in a 60-minute period are subject to a fine of $105 plus a $25
provincial surcharge.

"It is important to make sure motorists are aware that idling vehicles increase
the level of smog in the city and contribute to poor air quality," says David
Kaufman, General Manager of Transportation Services. "Avoiding unnecessary
idling can reduce smog and make the air we breathe cleaner."

The initiative to restrict vehicles left idling is part of Toronto's strategy
to reduce pollution-causing practices. In June 1998, Toronto City Council
adopted a Smog Alert Response Plan. This plan addresses the immediate air
quality issue on Smog Alert Days and calls for modification of operations in
order to reduce emissions contributing to poor air quality. This initiative is
one part of a long-term strategy toward reducing air pollution and improving
air quality.

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