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Carpool Week 2016 – Monday, February 1 to Sunday, February 7

Thank you to all those who participated in Carpool Week and helped us celebrate carpooling! By sharing your ride to work, you have reduced your travel time, saved money, and helped Toronto become a greener, healthier place to live, work, and play. For those who logged their carpool trips during the week, the prize draw for […]

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Congratulations to the Smart Commute Award winners!

On November 19th, employers and Smart Commute offices from across the GTHA came together to celebrate the incredible work being done by Smart Commute employers to encourage and support sustainable commuting among their staff. Hosted at the St. Lawrence Hall, the inspiring evening was a chance to learn about innovative policies and programs that employers […]

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Ready for the Active Switch Challenge?

Active Switch challenges you to leave your car at home and choose an active transportation option to get to and from work during the week of October 19th -25th. During the Active Switch Challenge, log your ‘active transportation’ trips (walking, running, cycling, rollerblading, skateboarding, or other healthy, active ways of getting around) on the Active Switch […]

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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 Smart Commute Week is the perfect time […]

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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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University Health Network wins the 2014 Smart Commute Employer of the Year Award for Toronto Region!

University Health Network (UHN) in downtown Toronto has integrated the Smart Commute program into corporate culture. Since joining Smart Commute Toronto-Central in 2008, its carpool program went from non-existent to achieving a very high profile. In just the last 12 months, UHN has increased carpool parking spots by 50%! In addition, more than 2,600 staff take advantage of […]

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Smart Commute Week introduces new online tool!

The growth of our region brings new opportunities for improved transportation infrastructure and innovation. This year, we are launching a dynamic new tool during Smart Commute Week to support this growth. This tool replaces the CarpoolZone.ca ride-matching service that assists users in finding carpool partners based on location and route preferences. The new tool can […]

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