TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Going green can make more green for
restaurants. According to a recent Toronto Hydro-Electric System
Limited ("Toronto Hydro") poll, seven out of 10 Torontonians would
prefer to dine at a green establishment (1). And being green doesn't
just make these businesses more attractive to potential customers; it
can also help translate into higher profits through lower energy and
That's why Toronto Hydro, alongside Enbridge Gas Distribution and the
Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA), is launching
Green-Eats. This new program provides one convenient location for local
restaurants to source available programs and financial incentives to
help pay for the cost of energy efficiency retrofits.
"The benefits of being a green business go beyond saving energy.
Businesses that do the right thing are often rewarded by lower
operating costs and positive customer feedback," said Anthony Haines,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Hydro. "Toronto Hydro is
proud to support restaurant owners by offering business incentive
programs like Green-Eats to our menu of conservation programs."
"Enbridge is proud to collaborate with Toronto Hydro and the ORHMA to
deliver the Green-Eats program," said Arunas Pleckaitas, Vice
President, Enbridge Gas Distribution. "In today's tough economic
environment, working together to help make it easier for restaurants to
reduce their energy use, costs and environmental footprint makes good
"ORHMA is proud to work alongside Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Gas
Distribution to deliver this Ontario Power Authority approved
Toronto-centric restaurant conservation and efficiency program," said
Fatima Finnegan, Director, Corporate Marketing and Development, ORHMA.
"The Green-Eats platform provides a one stop solution for any
foodservice member establishment. We're making it easy for Toronto
restaurants to participate and understand incentives that are available
Green-Eats participants receive incentives for energy improvements in lighting, water use, ventilation, air conditioning and other qualifying building upgrades related to energy efficiency.
Green-Eats is available to all Toronto restaurants that are members of
ORHMA and have commercial accounts with Toronto Hydro and Enbridge Gas
About Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto Hydro Corporation is a holding company, which wholly-owns two
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited - which distributes electricity
and engages in Conservation and Demand Management ("CDM") activities;
Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. - which provides street lighting
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
696,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
(1) Leger Marketing
About Enbridge Gas Distribution
Enbridge Gas Distribution has a more than 160-year history and is
Canada's largest natural gas distribution company. It is owned by
Enbridge Inc., a Canadian-based leader in energy transportation and
distribution and one of the 2010 Global 100 Most Sustainable
Corporations. Enbridge Inc. has been selected as one of Canada's
Greenest Employers for 2010 and is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers.
Enbridge Gas Distribution and its affiliates distribute natural gas to
about 1.9 million customers in Ontario, Quebec, New York State and New
Brunswick. For more information, visit www.enbridgegas.com.
The Ontario Restaurant Hotel & Motel Association (ORHMA) is the largest
provincial hospitality association in Canada. Representing more
than11,000 establishments across the province, the ORHMA is uniquely
positioned to represent the interests of both the foodservice and
accommodation industries while providing value driven programs to its
members. Visit the ORHMA on the web at www.orhma.com.
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation
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Denise Attallah, Toronto Hydro
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Chris Meyer, Enbridge Gas Distribution
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