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Toronto Plans

Calling all Toronto cyclists:

Join the two-wheelers that are traversing the country on their way to Ottawa to pressure the feds to take action on climate change!

Monday Sept. 7, 2009 - Labour Day
Union Station, 9 a.m. meet at Union Station plaza for local spin to Leslie St. Spit and back
Go Train departs at 10:45 am bound for Pickering. From Pickering, Pedal for the Planet riders will cycle to Ajax, Whitby and Oshawa, then camp at Darlington Provincial Park. Campers need to bring their own tent, mat and sleeping bag.
The cost of GO will be covered for riders who will continue on past this first day. Day only riders must cover their own cost of GO.
There are no registration fees, but the registration form is available at 


This Thursday, September 3rd, Pedal for the Planet welcomes riders from across the country to Toronto at 4 pm at Queeen's Park. The event includes speakers, entertainment, Oxfam Canada stunts, and an energetic send off for riders heading on to Ottawa to carry on our climate change message.

Pedal for the Planet is a chance for individuals, organizations and communities to join together, to ensure that Canada does its fair share to tackle the climate crisis. Using bikes, trains and other modes of green transport, Pedal for the Planet will demonstrate our personal commitment to change, and relay our expectations for a fair Copenhagen climate treaty on to Ottawa.


KYOTOplus and Pedal for the Planet present Sisters on the Planet, an inspiring new film by Oxfam on the impact of climate change on women in developing countries. Speakers Dorothy McDougall, Dewan Afzal. Free. Thurs. Sept. 3, 7-9 pm, Hart House Debates Room, U of T

From Canada to Copenhagen: Pedal for the Planet

This summer, people across Canada are joining Pedal for the Planet, a cross-country relay to call for action on climate change.

The relay started with teams of cyclists leaving Whitehorse (June 26), St. John’s (July 3), Victoria (July 3) and Vancouver (July 4). Starting from the Atlantic coast, they crossed Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. In the west, they have crossed British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan.

Cyclists will converge on Parliament Hill in mid-September, relaying our expectations for a Copenhagen climate treaty on to Ottawa.


Join Pedal for the Planet in Ontario, Québec and New Brunswick!

We hope you can spread the word about Pedal for the Planet, and join us at upcoming events and rides (please check our site for updates, there will be revisions to dates and times as cyclists cross the country). You can join a ride for a day, a week, or longer – it’s up to you! Join our events, and cheer on the riders.

Ontario: On August 24, a team of cyclists will leave Windsor, Ontario, heading to London, Stratford, Kitchener, Guelph, Burlington, Mississauga, Toronto, Pickering, Oshawa, Belleville, Kingston, Perth and Ottawa. To join the rides, contact Emma Cane, Sierra Club Ontario Chapter,, (416) 960-9606.

Québec: Starting September 1 in Cabano, people will ride to Rivière-du-Loup, La Pocatière, Montmagny, Québec, Trois-Rivières, Berthierville, Repentigny, Montréal, Lachute, Plaisance and Ottawa-Gatineau. To join the rides, contact Nathalie Houle,, (514) 728-0116 x229.

New Brunswick: We’re looking for people to join a ride across the province – or join one of the shorter rides in Fredericton and Moncton. Contact Wanda Baxter, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter,, (902) 634-8895, (902) 553-0304 (cell).

Ottawa-Gatineau: Visit the Pedal for the Planet website for info about events September 14-18. Contact Mike Buckthought, Sierra Club Canada,, (613) 241-4611 x235.


Support Pedal for the Planet!

- To donate online, using Visa, Mastercard or American Express, please visit:

- If you prefer to make a gift by cheque, please mail it to: Sierra Club Canada, 412-1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 7B7. Please make the cheque payable to Sierra Club Canada Foundation and note "Pedal for the Planet" in the memo field.


About KYOTOplus

Pedal for the Planet is a KYOTOplus initiative. KYOTOplus is a national, non-partisan, petition-centered campaign for urgent federal government action on climate change. For more information about Pedal for the Planet, visit To sign the online petition, visit

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