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New Smart Freight Centre aims to improve goods movement, support sustainable growth across GTHA

BRAMPTON, ON. (Apr. 18, 2019) – Government dignitaries from all levels gathered today 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, University of Toronto, and York University. It …

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U of T and partners to improve flow of goods, traffic with new Smart Freight Centre

Leading experts from the University of Toronto, McMaster University and York University are working together to improve –and future-proof – how goods are delivered across the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area through a newly established Smart Freight Centre. From delivering stock to stores or packages to individual homes, the demand for freight transportation continues to …

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Peel Region Off-Peak Delivery Pilot Update

Brampton, ON – Following the launch of the Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project, the Region of Peel has been working with the participants to develop individual business plans for delivering goods during off-peak hours. Region of Peel’s Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project is in participation with LCBO, Loblaw Companies Limited, and Walmart Canada Corp. Deloitte …

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Peel Region launches Off-Peak Delivery Pilot

The Region of Peel will begin its first Off-Peak Delivery (OPD) pilot project starting in July through December, in participation with LCBO, Loblaw Companies Limited, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada Corp, and Weston Foods. Deloitte Canada will be acting as advisors on the project while the University of Toronto, McMaster University and York University will contribute their …

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Peel testing off-peak deliveries

Peel Region, on the western edge of Toronto, will run a pilot project to test off-peak deliveries between July and December – and it has recruited some major operations to participate. Participants include the LCBO, Loblaw Companies, PepsiCo, Walmart Canada, and Weston Foods. The region’s Smart Freight Centre will support the project with expertise from …

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Peel to establish smart freight centre to facilitate movement of billions in goods

Region is one of Canada’s most important multimodal goods movement hubs With an estimated $1.8 billion worth of goods travelling through Peel every day, the region has agreed to collaborate with three local universities to find a way to move products faster and more efficiently. To that end — council recently approved $240,000 in funding …

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Collaboration is key to capture environmental and economic benefits of freight efficiency

Government, businesses, planners and NGOs gathered in Peel Region to chart a path towards freight efficiency Nearly 60 thought leaders gathered yesterday at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga for a one-day freight forum hosted by the Pembina Institute, with lead funder Ontario Trillium Foundation. Freight emissions are growing across Canada, and the day aimed …

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