Government dignitaries from all levels gathered April 12 at the launch event of the Smart Freight Centre, a centre of excellence for goods movement.
The Smart Freight Centre has been established as a five-year collaborative network with the Region of Peel, McMaster University, the University of Toronto and York University. It will work on regionally significant goods movement issues and projects in Peel Region and the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area (GTHA) to reduce community and environmental impacts of moving goods.
The event featured a keynote address from MP Kamal Khera, as well as remarks from Nando Iannicca, Chair of the Region of Peel; Leonard Waverman, dean of the DeGroote School of Business, McMaster University; Eric J. Miller, director, University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute; and Rhonda L. Lenton, president and vice-chancellor of York University. Jeff Yurek, minister of transportation, also sent congratulatory remarks in honour of the launch.