Torontonians Bring Home Two Big Wins This Week

Hardest Working Cities award

TORONTO (October 2, 2015) — This week, the Toronto Blue Jays took home the American League East division championship title, but Torontonians can also celebrate another victory — earning the Freightliner Trucks Hardest Working Cities award.

As the fourth largest city in North America and a workforce leader, it's no surprise Toronto is home to where hard work happens. Toronto received the award due to having one of the largest construction, manufacturing, and transportation workforces in North America.

Surprise Jobsite Visits

We kicked off our celebration this week with visits to two Toronto jobsites. At each site we surprised some of the city's hardest workers with food, gifts and our sincere appreciation.

Our first stop began at 6 a.m. with workers at Toronto Garbage Collection — Ingram Transfer Station. This team works around the clock to provide waste management services to residents, businesses and visitors within the City of Toronto in an effort to create an environmentally sustainable and clean city.

Our last visit was with workers at Green for Life (GFL) Material Recycling and Transfer Station. Before we met with workers, we were given a short tour and explanation of the operation. We learned GFL currently serves 155,000 homes in west-end Toronto and more than one million households under municipal solid waste contracts across eight provinces in Canada.

The Main Event

After our surprise visits, we headed to Harper Truck Centres in Mississauga, where we hosted the Hardest Working Cities award presentation.

We were honored to celebrate Toronto and, more importantly, honor the men and women who do the jobs that help make their cities thrive.

Congratulations Toronto. Take a bow, then get back to work.

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