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Gearing Up for Bike Month 2017

  Biking to Work: The Journey from Hamilton to Toronto Biking even part of the way can do wonders for your health and save you time. Meet Brad who lives in Hamilton, commutes via GO Transit to Toronto and then jaunts up to Metro Hall where he works. Brad uses a mix of biking, transit and […]

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Carpooling: Driving Together, Saving Together

Driving Together, Saving Together Each year Carpool Week encourages drivers across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to try carpooling or, if they have an existing carpool, adding another person to the trip. The benefits of sharing the drive are many but the easiest to understand is drive together, to save together – money […]

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Smart Commute Awards 2015

What a memorable night it was at the 9th annual Smart Commute Awards on November 19, 2015. The historic St. Lawrence Hall in Toronto made for a classy back drop for an evening focused on celebrating all things Smart Commute. Invited guests included staff from 13 Smart Commute offices/Transportation Management Associations across the region, representatives […]

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Smart Commute Week 2015

Smart Commute Week: Sept 21 to 27 Going places? Smart Commute is here to help! We are fortunate here in the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area (GTHA) to have so many transportation options at our disposal. From trains and buses to bicycle paths and carpool lanes, the GTHA has a growing network of travel options and […]

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Athletes aren’t the only ones who have been training for the Games

Businesses all across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area have been preparing their workplaces for the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, to ensure business continuity and help staff prepare for the busier road networks. “We started planning several months in advance” says Kevin Phillips, Manager of Municipal Transportation at the Richmond Hill office of […]

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Carpooling for Gold

When their Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) office moved north of the city to Vaughan in February, Dana Fountain and his co-workers had no choice but to re-evaluate their commutes. Traveling from Toronto to Vaughan is far from a commuter’s paradise, as it requires the purchase of a more expensive and less convenient weekly […]

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Rethink Series: REROUTE your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games a few days away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe region folks to rethink your commute and […]

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Rethink Series: RE-TIME your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games beginning July 10 and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe region folks to rethink your commute and explore […]

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Rethink Series: REDUCE your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games less than a month away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe region folks to rethink your commute […]

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Rethink Series: RE-MODE your commute

What an exciting time to travel around the region this summer! With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games less than a month away and the weather warming up, there is no better time to rethink the way you travel. Smart Commute is calling all you Greater Golden Horseshoe folks to rethink your commute and […]

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It’s not too late to prepare!

The TORONTO 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games are coming to the Greater Golden Horseshoe region this summer. This will be the largest international multi-sport event Canada has ever hosted! It is anticipated that the Games will draw more than 10,000 athletes and officials, 250,000 visitors and 4,000 media  representatives. This means more people […]

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Cogeco Cable Canada gets Games ready

With the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games right around the corner, one Burlington company is already well prepared with strategies to ensure that their business is not adversely affected. Cogeco Cable Canada, a telecommunications company that specializes in telephone, internet and cable television, is based in Montreal and has a large regional office in […]

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Top 5 reasons to try carpooling

For the eighth year, Smart Commute presents Carpool Week! This campaign, held from April 20 to 26, encourages people to share the ride – and celebrates those who already do! Check out the top 5 reasons to try carpooling: Save $$ Two people, sharing a 50km (return) commute five days a week will each save […]

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Watch our Smart Commute tool video guides!

We just released 10 video tutorials to show you  how  to get the most out of our online tool. The videos explain how to explore your commuting options from A to B, find a carpool partner, track your impact, and much more. The video playlist includes: how to register >> the dashboard >> joining and […]

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Take ‘charge’ of your commute

Transportation accounts for approximately 25 per cent of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions, and some of the biggest culprits are cars and trucks. Fortunately, more and more Canadians are becoming ‘electri-curious’ – and many Smart Commute members are getting an inside look at just why electric vehicles may be the wave of the future. Recently, one […]

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Dashing Through the Snow

It may be cold outside, but that’s no excuse to hibernate! We checked in with Smart Commute’s resident year-round cyclist, Katie Wittmann, for her top tips for winter cycling: Layer, layer, layer! For my hands, I’ve found the best combination is a thin wool liner glove with windproof mittens on top. You won’t have as […]

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Smart Commute in Transit

Here at Smart Commute, we like to think of ourselves as sustainable transportation aficionados. We love working with workplaces in the GTHA to share our knowledge about commuting options, like public transit, carpooling, cycling, walking, teleworking and more. So when there’s something innovative happening in the transportation world to help make getting from A to […]

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Smart Commute Week – by the numbers!

It takes Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) residents an average of 82 minutes a day to commute from home to work. Considering that 70 per cent of commuters in Toronto, for instance, travel to work by car, it’s no wonder that we are plagued by traffic congestion. During Smart Commute Week GTHA residents were […]

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Honda Canada – First Auto Manufacturer to Join Smart Commute

Honda Canada joined the Smart Commute program because it aligns with their core values and 2020 Vision. A key aspect of this vision is to reduce the environmental impact of business operations. The recent launch of a carpool program at their head office campus in Markham, Ontario is one step towards this goal. Considering that […]

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Frustrated with your commute? There’s a tool for that!

New online tool for smart commuters Gridlock, wasted time and poor air quality all point to a problem commuters face daily in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA). To the rescue comes a new online tool developed by Smart Commute that is aimed at steering people away from drive-alone trips by helping them explore […]

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