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Advisory: CivicAction campaign mobilizes residents to fix transportation

TORONTO, Oct. 4, 2012 /CNW/ – It's time to take bold action to accelerate investment in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) region's transportation network.

The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance and a coalition of 40 business, labour, non-profit, academic and community leaders will launch a provocative campaign to involve residents across the GTHA in a movement to invest in our transportation system.

What: Launch of the 'What would you do with 32?' campaign

When: Wednesday, October 10th at 10 a.m.

Where: One University Ave, 16th Floor (north of Front Street at intersection of York Street and University Avenue), Toronto

Who:

  • John Tory, Chair, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
  • Mitzie Hunter, Chief Executive Officer, Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance
  • CivicAction's multi-sector, region-wide Champions Council of rising and established leaders
  • GTHA residents sharing how they'll benefit from a better, integrated regional transportation system

Why: The GTHA has a commute time amongst the worst in North America. It doesn't have to be this way. Whether it's time saved, better health and air quality, a boost to productivity, or easier access to jobs, schools, and other opportunities, the benefits of a regional transportation system that is efficient, accessible, affordable, and fully connected are indisputable. Every resident has a stake in fixing transportation in our area. It's time to involve them – directly – in making investment in our region a reality.

About CivicAction
The Greater Toronto CivicAction Alliance convenes civic leaders from across all sectors and the region to catalyze change on the tough issues and big opportunities facing the Toronto region.

Video with caption: "CivicAction mobilizes residents to fix transportation"

SOURCE: CivicAction

For further information visit: www.ca.cmohr.ca or @CivicActionGTA.


For more information contact:
Dorenda McNeil
416-920-0716 ext. 216
dmcneil@counselpa.com

 

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