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January 21, 2009
Several businesses recognized at Bicycle Friendly Business Awards
The City of Toronto has honoured a number of businesses for their bicycle friendliness at the 2008 Bicycle Friendly Business Award ceremony.

The event, which took place at the Gladstone Hotel last night (January 20), paid tribute to businesses and organizations that demonstrate leadership in encouraging cycling by employees and/or customers. By doing so, these businesses help to promote the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation that contributes to a reduction in traffic congestion and pollution.

The following businesses and organizations will be recognized for their bicycle friendliness:

Best Bike Parking Award: Ryerson University
Bicycle-Friendliest Suburban Business Award: ZM Cycle and Fitness
Bicycle Commute Award: Quadrangle Architects
Best Small Business Award: Cervelo
Best Large Business Award: Ryerson University
Best Skills Development Award: Bike Pirates
Best Overall Award: Bikechain

“It is very important to recognize these businesses that have done outstanding work in supporting bicycle travel in Toronto,” said Councillor Adrian Heaps, Chair of the City’s Cycling Committee. “Cycling to work is a great way to help in the efforts against climate change by reducing the number of cars on our streets.”

The Bicycle Friendly Business Awards would like to thank the in-kind sponsors Dufflet Pastries and Live Metal Works.

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 contact:
Sean Wheldrake, Bicycle Promotions Coordinator, 416-392-1143, 416-988-4569 (cell),



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