Click here to close now.


News Feed Item

Toronto Parking Authority-Green P "Grows Greener"

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 04/25/14 -- The Toronto Parking Authority (TPA) today announced new initiatives that support Green P's objective of making the communities they serve more vibrant and livable, and that strengthen their reputation as an environmentally sensitive organization.

Inspired by Earth Day, members of the TPA were joined by Toronto City Officials and Toronto citizens at Yonge - Dundas Square for an event that showcased Green P's Growing Greener initiatives.

"Our goal is to create a city-wide network of community-centric parking locations," said TPA President Lorne Persiko. "We believe it is important to do our part for a greener, cleaner environment, but we also want our parking lots to reflect the communities in which they are located. We're proud of our green record and excited to take it to the next level."

Green P's already established efforts for a cleaner, greener environment, including the Tree Advocacy Planting Program, use of renewable solar energy, and funding of bicycle parking rings, will now grow greener with the introduction of these new initiatives.

Green P+ (Plus)

The TPA introduced the Green P+ program. Green P+ lots will be Community Hub spaces designed with input from local businesses, residents, and community leaders. Through strategic design initiatives to existing and future Green P lots, the objective is to build and operate select Green P + lots that meet or exceed community needs over and above that of a regular Green P space.

Lots will reflect particular neighbourhoods, as was done with the Zhong Hua Men Archway at Carpark 146 at Broadview and Gerrard. They could for example, include public art installations, support Business Improvement Area needs and, provide for community special events such as bazaars, farmers markets, and entertainment areas.

"Toronto Parking Authority is proud to be an integral part of the communities in which we operate," said TPA Board Member Darius Mosun. "Green P+ solidifies our ongoing support of local Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) and helps our carparks become a hub that connects residents, visitors, artists and local businesses."

Electric Charging Stations

In collaboration with Precise ParkLink and Eaton Canada, the TPA launched a five-year plan that will see the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations throughout Toronto. The new Electric Charge Logo will be prominently displayed at the applicable Green P lots.

Arts for Children & Youth

The TPA & Precise ParkLink have partnered with Arts for Children and Youth to help create an aesthetically pleasing charging area. A number of young artists entered their green themed artwork in a bid to have their art chosen for display in the Yonge-Dundas Square charging area. Two finalists were chosen and a vote by the public will determine the winning piece. Voting will take place on Facebook at GreenPGrows Greener or twitter at #GreenPGoesGreen until July 1. Precise ParkLink is providing the winning artist a grant toward continuing their studies with Arts for Children and Youth.

Bike Share Toronto

In an effort to highlight the recently re-introduced Bike Share Toronto many attendees joined the TPA organized bike ride, which departed at Nathan Phillips Square, to make their way to the event.

About the TPA:

The Toronto Parking Authority is a self-sustaining public corporation owned by the City of Toronto. It contributes significant revenues to the City's general reserves while successfully meeting its mandate to provide safe, attractive, conveniently located and competitively priced off and on-street public parking, required by commercial strips and neighbouring residential areas to survive. Recognized as a world leader in parking technology services the Parking Authority has been successful in ensuring that businesses in these areas continue to grow and the neighbourhoods remain vibrant.

About Precise ParkLink

Precise ParkLink Inc. is the Canadian company behind the Pay and Display parking machines that revolutionized on and off-street parking. Our commitment to bring cutting edge technology, managed services, outstanding performance and reliability to the forefront, are the key ingredients to our success. Our mission is to offer our customers cost effective, fully integrated parking solutions while ensuring a return on investment and growth rate consistent with current management guidelines. Precise ParkLink Inc. is the Canadian company behind the Pay and Display parking machines that revolutionized on and off-street parking.

About Eaton Canada

Eaton's electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today's most critical electrical power management challenges. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application del...
Cloud computing delivers on-demand resources that provide businesses with flexibility and cost-savings. The challenge in moving workloads to the cloud has been the cost and complexity of ensuring the initial and ongoing security and regulatory (PCI, HIPAA, FFIEC) compliance across private and public clouds. Manual security compliance is slow, prone to human error, and represents over 50% of the cost of managing cloud applications. Determining how to automate cloud security compliance is critical...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place June 7-9, 2016 at Javits Center, New York City and Nov 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 18th International @CloudExpo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world and ThingsExpo New York Call for Papers is now open.
The cloud. Like a comic book superhero, there seems to be no problem it can’t fix or cost it can’t slash. Yet making the transition is not always easy and production environments are still largely on premise. Taking some practical and sensible steps to reduce risk can also help provide a basis for a successful cloud transition. A plethora of surveys from the likes of IDG and Gartner show that more than 70 percent of enterprises have deployed at least one or more cloud application or workload. Y...
With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo 2016 in New York and Silicon Valley. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be! Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty ...
We are rapidly moving to a brave new world of interconnected smart homes, cars, offices and factories known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Sensors and monitoring devices will touch every part of our lives. Let's take a closer look at the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things is a worldwide network of objects and devices connected to the Internet. They are electronics, sensors, software and more. These objects connect to the Internet and can be controlled remotely via apps and programs. ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Today air travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Dr. Sarah Cooper, M2Mi’s VP Business Development and Engineering, explored the IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving t...
We all know that data growth is exploding and storage budgets are shrinking. Instead of showing you charts on about how much data there is, in his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Scott Cleland, Senior Director of Product Marketing at HGST, showed how to capture all of your data in one place. After you have your data under control, you can then analyze it in one place, saving time and resources.
As organizations shift towards IT-as-a-service models, the need for managing & protecting data residing across physical, virtual, and now cloud environments grows with it. CommVault can ensure protection & E-Discovery of your data - whether in a private cloud, a Service Provider delivered public cloud, or a hybrid cloud environment – across the heterogeneous enterprise.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you’ll make money – not just create innovative products. With hundreds of new products and companies jumping into the IoT fray every month, there’s no shortage of innovation. Despite this, McKinsey/VisionMobile data...
In recent years, at least 40% of companies using cloud applications have experienced data loss. One of the best prevention against cloud data loss is backing up your cloud data. In his General Session at 17th Cloud Expo, Sam McIntyre, Partner Enablement Specialist at eFolder, presented how organizations can use eFolder Cloudfinder to automate backups of cloud application data. He also demonstrated how easy it is to search and restore cloud application data using Cloudfinder.
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from Big Data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as “smart systems” provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningf...