The Regional Municipality Of York


Mitigating climate change though leadership and innovation

York Region launches electric bus pilot and hosts Climate Wise Mayor’s Challenge kick-off event

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York is helping launch two initiatives that focus on mitigating climate change and taking steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The event will include the launch of York Region’s first battery electric buses which are currently operating in the Town of Newmarket. Complimenting the electric bus demonstration is an event to kick off the Climate Wise Mayor’s Challenge. Initiated by Town of Newmarket Mayor John Taylor, this friendly competition is designed to recognize cities and towns with the best and most improved Ontario Energy and Water Reporting and Benchmarking participation rates.

Media are welcome to attend the event and take tours of the electric bus.


Thursday, February 27, 2020

8:15 a.m. 


York Region Administrative Centre – Great Hall
17250 Yonge Street
Town of Newmarket


  • York Region Chairman and CEO Wayne Emmerson
  • Town of Newmarket Mayor John Taylor
  • Members of York Regional Council
  • Brent Kopperson, Executive Director, Windfall Ecology Centre
  • Ann-Marie Carroll, General Manager, York Region Transit

The Regional Municipality of York consists of nine local cities and towns, and provides a variety of programs and services to 1.2 million residents and 52,000 businesses with over 636,600 employees. More information about the Region’s key service areas is available at


Media Contact:
Kylie-Anne Doerner, Corporate Communications, The Regional Municipality of York
Phone: 1-877-464-9675 ext. 71232 or Cell: 289-716-6035

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