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The Inside Scoop on Flexible Work Arrangements

RICHMOND HILL, ON – You may have heard the term “flexible work arrangements” before. But what are they, how can they benefit my employees and my business, and how can I implement them at my workplace? Flexible work arrangements refer to a combination of strategies that your business can use to give your employees flexibility […]

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Celebrating our Workplace Champions: Jonathan D. Law, Smart Commute Workplace Champion of the Year

MARKHAM, ON – On December 27, 2018, Metrolinx announced the winners of the Annual Smart Commute Awards on their blog, The Link. The award categories included excellence for workplaces, projects, and workplace champions, and the winners represent the best of the best in 2018 of the 350+ workplaces and 800,000 employees that participate in the […]

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Active Transportation Expo

Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill (SCMRH) and the City of Markham would like to thank everyone who attended the 2nd annual Active Transportation Expo on Friday, June 8 at the Markham Civic Centre. Over 90 people attended the expo, with 79 attendees participating in walking, cycling and public transit tours. These tours featured the newly implemented infrastructure in Markham, such […]

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The Great Commuter Challenge

On Your Mark. Get Set. Commute! York Region and Smart Commute Markham, Richmond Hill encourage local workplace employees to try sustainable modes of transportation in The Great Commuter Challenge.  By: Samantha Maurice Date: Wednesday, September 6 2017 What do you get when you combine a driver/carpooler, transit rider and cyclist on the corridors of Highway 7? […]

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Smart Commute Week 2016

The Smart Commute Week Survey has closed! Thank you to everyone from our Markham and Richmond Hill workplaces that submitted responses to the 2016 Smart Commute Week York Region Survey between September 19th and 30th! We are very pleased to announce that the York Region survey received 3,050 responses! Markham and Richmond Hill workplace employees […]

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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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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 Awards

Smart Commute recently held its 8th annual Smart Commute Employer of the Year awards in Toronto, recognizing local businesses for their outstanding efforts to help employees get to work by walking, cycling, taking transit, carpooling and telework instead of driving alone. Markham tech company AMD was the winner of the York Region Smart Commute Employer […]

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

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 other options. The innovative tool, launched this week, […]

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