You can help keep Toronto green and healthy by retiring your old, polluting, gas-powered lawn (leaf blower, lawnmower and trimmer) and snow (blower) equipment at four participating Canadian Tire stores this weekend and replacing them with newer equipment built to more stringent emission standards and/or other environmentally-preferable products, such as push mowers.

Furthermore, participants of the Cut It Out Toronto! event will receive the following benefits:

  • $100 off selected Yardworks qualified lawnmowers and/or
  • $50 off a Yardworks qualified trimmer and/or
  • $40 off a Yardworks push mower
  • representatives from the Toronto Environment Office will also be available to provide tips to help customers green their lives
  • mower and trimmer are cordless, lithium-ion battery powered with Energy Star rated battery chargers
  • offer is valid June 4 and 5 only on purchases at the following participating Canadian Tire stores:
  1. 1530 Albion Rd., Etobicoke
  2. 4630 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough
  3. Centrepoint Mall, 6310 Yonge St., North York
  4. 825  Eglinton Ave. E., EGLINTON AVE. E. & LAIRD

Please note that the fourth Canadian Tire store at 825  Eglinton Ave. E. is NOT the Canadian Tire Store at Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue (as indicated in the City of Toronto News Release below).

All items will be collected for responsible dismantling and recycling by members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association.

Did you know that running a 10-year-old, gas-powered lawnmower for one hour is equal to driving a new car from Toronto to Ottawa, according to Environment Canada?

Thus, the City of Toronto and Canadian Tire are working together to help Toronto residents green their homes and neighbourhoods and help cut the emissions that contribute to climate change.

Please note that there are no discounts or coupons for snow blowers which are not in stock at this time of year.

Also, if you are unable to participate in the Cut it Out Toronto! event on June 4 and 5, you may also bring your old equipment to one of the following locations for environmentally responsible disposal by the following Cut it Out Toronto! partners:

To learn more about Cut It Out Toronto!, please click here.

'Cut it Out Toronto!' to Help Keep Toronto Green and Healthy

'Cut it Out Toronto!' to Help Keep Toronto Green and Healthy


Toronto, Ontario, Canada

News Release

June 2, 2011

Torontonians encouraged to ‘Cut it Out’ at Canadian Tire this weekend

The City of Toronto and Canadian Tire are inviting Torontonians to help cut emissions and keep Toronto green and healthy by retiring their old, polluting, gas-powered lawn, garden and snow equipment at four Canadian Tire stores this weekend.

Cut it Out Toronto! will take place at the Canadian Tire stores listed below on Saturday, June 4 and Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants will receive $100 off selected Yardworks lawnmowers, $50 off a Yardworks trimmer, or $40 off a Yardworks push mower. The mower and trimmer are cordless, lithium-ion battery powered with Energy Star rated battery chargers. The offer is valid June 4 and 5 only on purchases at the participating Canadian Tire stores identified below.

All items will be collected for responsible dismantling and recycling by members of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association.

Older gas-powered leaf and snowblowers, lawnmowers and trimmers emit a high level of pollutants into the air compared to newer equipment built to more stringent emission standards. According to Environment Canada, running a 10-year-old, gas-powered lawnmower for one hour is equal to driving a new car from Toronto to Ottawa. Significant emissions savings can be achieved by upgrading to a newer model or by replacing old equipment with other environmentally-preferable products, such as push mowers.

Participating Canadian Tire Stores

• 1530 Albion Rd., Etobicoke

• 4630 Sheppard Ave. E., Scarborough

• Centrepoint Mall, 6310 Yonge St., North York

• 825  Eglinton Ave. E., Warden Avenue and Eglinton Avenue

Representatives from the Toronto Environment Office will also be available to provide tips to help customers green their lives.

Cut it Out Toronto! is one way the City of Toronto and Canadian Tire are working together to help Toronto residents green their homes and neighbourhoods. Canadian Tire also sponsors the City’s Live Green Toronto Festival and the Community Grants Program.

Visit http://www.toronto.ca/environment_days/cutitout.htm to learn more about Cut it Out Toronto!

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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.

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