Bike-friendly businesses recognized by City of Toronto

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 in Toronto.

"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 bicycle friendliness:
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 a week.

SOURCE: City of Toronto

For further information:

Media contact: Steve Johnston, Senior Communications Co-ordinator, Strategic Communications, 416-392-4391, sjohnsto@toronto.ca


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