Toronto, Ontario, Canada: News Release
February 9, 2011
Toronto Walking Strategy wins FCM Transportation Award
The City of Toronto’s Walking Strategy has won an award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) for excellence, leadership and innovation in the transportation category.
Approved by Toronto Council in 2009, the Walking Strategy is a 52-action blueprint for making Toronto a great walking city. The program aims to build a physical and cultural environment that supports and encourages walking – with vibrant streets, parks, public spaces and neighbourhoods where people will choose to walk more often.
“This is a terrific honour for the City of Toronto,” said Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East), Chair of the City’s Public Works and Infrastructure Committee. “This award recognizes the City’s efforts to improve our communities so people can enjoy opportunities to walk safely and comfortably.”
Since 2000, FCM has recognized best practices in sustainable community development through its Awards of Excellence.
The award will be presented at the FCM Sustainable Communities Conference taking place in Victoria from February 8 to 10.
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.