Office of the Mayor
Mel Lastman
City of North York

CITY OF NORTH YORK

P R O C L A M A T I O N

"INTERNATIONAL MESSENGER APPRECIATION DAY"

OCTOBER 9,1997


WHEREAS: Toronto's more than fifty bike courier companies employ over 500 bikemessengers to deliver an estimated 1.2 million deliveries every year. Thishas resulted in a need for approximately 2500 fewer cars in the downtowncore every day; and
WHEREAS: on October 9, cities around the world formally recognize messengers'contributions; and
WHEREAS: there are many benfits to bicycle couriers. Such as, a solution tothe problems of pollution and congestion; provision of a value-added service,and promotion of year-round cycling as a viable form of transportationand economic development.
NOW, THEREFORE:I, Mel Lastman, Mayor of the City of North York, do hereby proclaimOctober9, 1997 as "International Messenger Appreciation Day" in theCity of North York and urge our residents to recognize the contributionsmade by bicycle couriers.

 

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