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August 21, 2008
Media Advisory - Toronto welcomes Solar Taxi on its world tour
  
On Monday, August 25, Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone will welcome Swiss-citizen Louis Palmer to Toronto and take a ride in the Solar Taxi he’s driving around the world to raise awareness about global climate change and promote the use of solar energy.

Mr. Palmer’s world tour began in July 2007 and will see him cross five continents with the Solar Taxi, which uses almost 100 per cent Swiss technology.

Following their remarks, Louis Palmer and the Deputy Mayor will drive the Solar Taxi to the Canadian National Exhibition where it will be on display until Wednesday, August 27.

Date: Monday, August 25
Time: noon
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

More information about the solar taxi is available at http://www.solartaxi.com

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. In the past three years, 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.

Media contacts:
Nancy Ruscica, Manager, Partnerships & Innovation, Toronto Environment Office, 416-392-2984, nruscic@toronto.ca
Philippe Crevoisier, Consulate General of Switzerland, 416-593-5371 ex. 229, philippe.crevoisier@eda.admin.ch


 

 

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