TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2013 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto honoured six
businesses this evening with a 2013 Bicycle Friendly Business Award for
their bicycle friendliness.
The award presentation, held at the Gladstone Hotel, paid tribute to
businesses and organizations that show leadership in encouraging
cycling by employees and customers. By doing so, these businesses are
helping to promote the bicycle as a sustainable form of transportation
"These companies have done an excellent job in supporting cycling across
our city," said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley
East), Chair of the City's Public Works and Infrastructure Committee.
"Companies that encourage cycling can attain significant benefits
including attracting skilled employees, reducing employee sick days and
supporting the growth of local retail businesses."
The following businesses and organizations were recognized for their
Best Bike Parking: Stone Canoe
Bicycle Commute: Intelliware Development Inc.
Best Small Business: McLeish Orlando LLP
Best Large Business: ING Direct
Best Skills Development: Pedalheads Bike Camps
Best Overall: Energy @ Work
More information about the award recipients is available at http://www.toronto.ca/cycling.
Organizers of the Bicycle Friendly Business Awards thank the event
partners: Cycle Toronto, BIXI Toronto and the Daniels Corporation.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's
government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence,
creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size
and cost of government and building a transportation city. For
information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto
residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days
SOURCE: City of Toronto
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