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October 5, 2005
Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony
  
City of Toronto Councillors will honour businesses that promote cycling at the
2005 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards ceremony.

Date: TOMORROW, Thursday, October 6
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Main Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

The 2005 Bicycle Friendly Business Awards were judged by City of Toronto
Councillors Maria Augimeri, Olivia Chow, Janet Davis, Paula Fletcher, Adam
Giambrone, Cliff Jenkins, Joe Mihevc, Jane Pitfield, Michael Thompson, Sylvia
Watson and Deputy Mayors Sandra Bussin and Joe Pantalone. Rod McPhail, Director
of Transportation Planning, Dr. Quentin Chiotti, Air Programme Director for
Pollution Probe, Dr. Gene Desfor and Dr. Barbara Rahder from the Faculty of
Environmental Studies at York University, Dr. Michael Roschlau, President and
CEO of the Canadian Urban Transit Association and Mr. Tom Worrall, CEO
Ticketmaster Canada also sat on the judging panel.

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

Best Bike Parking Award
Winner: Exhibition Place, Runner-up: Upper Broadview Suites

Bicycle-Friendliest Suburban Business Award
Winner: Smart Commute North Toronto Vaughan, Runner-up: Spokes & Sports

Bicycle Commute Award
Winner: South Riverdale Community Health Centre, Runner-up: Halsall
Engineering/Consulting

Best Small Business Award
Winner: Intelliware Development Inc., Runner-up: Urbane Cyclist

Best Large Business Award
Winner: Mountain Equipment Co-op, Runner-up: Hewlett Packard

Best Skills Development Award
Winner: Community Bicycle Network, Runner-up: Epic Cycling

Best Overall Award
Winner: Top Drawer Creative, Runner-up: La Palette

Also honoured at the ceremony will be businesses nominated for the new Bicycle
Friendly Recognition Program. These businesses will be signing a pledge to
actively demonstrate an ongoing commitment to cycling.

In addition, a proclamation recognizing Messenger Appreciation Day (10-9 Day) will be presented from the Mayor's Office to
representatives of over 500 bike, foot and transit couriers for their role in
encouraging sustainable alternatives to automobile traffic in Toronto.

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


Media contacts:

Pauline Craig
Cycling and Transit Project Organizer
416 392-2577

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



 

 

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