Toronto Bike Awards
More than 200 people attended the Toronto Bike Awards on November 26, 2013 at the Gladstone Hotel. The Bike Awards honours the people and organizations that show leadership in making our city a better place to bike!
The winners of a 2013 City of Toronto Bicycle Friendly Business Award were:
- Best Skills Development presented by Councillor Ana Bailao: Pedalheads
- Best Bike Parking presented by Councillor Adam Vaughan: Stone Canoe
- Best Bicycle Commute presented by Councillor Gord Perks: Intelliware Development Inc.
- Best Small Business presented by Councillor Joe Mihevc: Mcleish Orlando LLP
- Best Large Business presented by Councilor Anthony Perruzza to ING DIRECT
- Best Overall Bicycle Friendly Business presented by Councillor Mary Margaret McMahon: Energy@Work
The winners of a 2013 community cycling award were:
- The Bike to School Project School Cycling Champion of the Year: TDSB Trustee Pamela Gough
- The Bike to School Project Bike Friendly School of the Year: Central Commerce Collegiate
- Transportation Options Best Cycle Tourism Partner: Toronto Bicycle Tours
- Charlie’s Freewheels Supporter of the Year: Downtown Yonge BIA
- Evergreen Bike Works Emerging Leader of the Year: Parag Kapoor
- TCAT Active Transportation Champion of the Year: Dr. Monica Campbell, Toronto Public Health
- Cycle Toronto Supporter of the Year: Urbane Cyclist
- Cycle Toronto Volunteer of the Year - Bikewatch: Steve Purificati
- Cycle Toronto Ward Advocate of the Year: Ward 14 Captain Laura Pin, Ward 18 Captain Liz Sutherland, and Ward 22 Captain Burns Wattie
A big thanks to our event supporters: The City of Toronto, BIXI Toronto, Daniels Corporation and Bike Valet powered by ING DIRECT! We heard amazing live performances by HIGHS, Dirty Church and Paula Perri. We also had some sweet goods at our silent auction thanks to Arkel, Patagonia, Gallant Bicycles, CyclePath Norco, Exclusive Sport Rentals, TALLBOYS, The Gladstone, ING DIRECT, Spynga Yoga, and Andrew Alfred-Duggan. If you were the top bidder, we've already left a message for you! Thanks to Dufflet Pastries for the delicious cake!