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Goods Movement Events and Outreach

2018 Events

Partners in Project Green – Spring Networking Event: The Future of Clean Transportation

On April 3rd, 2018, the Region of Peel participated in Partners in Project Green’s Spring Networking Event. The event was one of three events to mark the organization’s 10 year anniversary. The Spring Networking Event focused on the Future of Clean Transportation and the Region’s Commissioner of Public Works, Janette Smith, participated as a panelist. Transportation Systems Planning staff participated in the booth showcase and engaged with local businesses on the Region’s long range transportation initiatives, including sustainable transportation and goods movement. Topics such as integrating land use and transportation planning, goods movement education and outreach, and Peel’s goods movement infrastructure and network were discussed.

April 2018 Spring Network Event Details

2017 Events

Public Information Centres for the Region’s Long Range Transportation Plan Update and Transportation Regional Official Plan Amendments

From January 18th to January 20th and February 12th to 14th, Public Information Centres were held across Peel Region. At the Public Information Centres, the Region shared a long term vision for the regional transportation network. The Transportation Regional Official Plan Amendments were also shared. Another purpose of the Public Information Centres was to gather feedback from the community on their vision for a long term transportation network. The long term vision for a sustainable, effective, and safe goods movement network was also shared with residents. Staff educated residents on the goods movement network and engaged with the community on how goods and services are delivered in Peel Region.

Association of Commuter Transportation of Canada – Sustainable Mobility Summit 2017

On November, 2017, the Region of Peel presented at the Association of Commuter Transportation of Canada’s annual Sustainable Mobility Summit. This was the first year that the Association integrated a Goods Movement Forum in the Summit activities. The Forum was meant to exchange knowledge between sustainable transportation and goods movement transportation professionals. The Forum consisted of the Region of Peel, Pembina Institute, Toronto Region Board of Trade, Ministry of Transportation, The Drop Distribution, and WSP. Topics such as goods movement planning, clean transportation, use of drones, and Hyperloop technologies were just a few of the innovative strategies that were discussed.

Reference documents:
Region of Peel presentation
2017 Summit documents

2016 Events

Transportation Summit: Moving Goods and People

On November 8th, 2016, the Transportation Summit: Moving Goods and Moving People was held. The first summit was held in May 2014 and hosted by the Western Golden Horseshoe Municipal Network. The goals of the second summit were:

  1. To bring together all tiers of government and the private sector to update the issues facing the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) and key actions underway (Economic, Quality of Life, Land Use, Infrastructure Planning, Natural Environment, Transportation Infrastructure).
  2. To discuss coordinated planning that is underway in Ontario (Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the GGH, Provincial Policy Statement, GGH Multimodal Transportation Study).
  3. To facilitate a discussion about shorter and longer term actions that are needed to resolve issues in order to facilitate job creation, business attraction and retention, and employment through multi-modal transportation planning.

Freight Day Symposium 2017, 2014, 2012

Freight Day is a day-long symposium held by the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) and sponsored by the Region of Peel and the Ministry of Transportation. The symposium showcases the transportation related research done by local and international speakers from industry and academia. Attendees range from industry associations, consultants, and different levels of government.

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