Greener lifestyle choices on display at 3rd annual expo, includes new hybrids from Toyota and Lexus
(Toronto, Ontario) - March 17, 2011 – Toyota Canada, presenting sponsor of the Green Expo in Ottawa for the third year, is committed to helping Canadians pursue a more sustainable lifestyle. Offering free admission for all, the Ottawa Green Expo invites visitors to experience a greener lifestyle, with vendors, programs, a kids zone and educational tips on alternative transportation, local and organic food, eco-fashion options and much more.
“More than ever, Canadians are seeking a more sustainable lifestyle, and the Green Expo presents attainable solutions in every area – from transportation to organic food and eco-fashion,” said Stephen Beatty, Chief Environmental Officer and Managing Director at Toyota Canada Inc. “Toyota has a long-standing commitment to sustainable mobility; in fact, we have just celebrated the sale of our 3 millionth hybrid worldwide. We encourage Expo visitors to explore some of our latest advancements, from the Toyota Prius family to the new Lexus luxury compact CT 200h hybrid.”
Sustainable mobility vehicle options from both Toyota and Lexus will be on display and a available for test drives at the Ottawa Green Expo. Visitors can explore Toyota’s hybrid line-up, from the all-new Prius v midsize hybrid, which features over 50 per cent more interior cargo space than the current Prius, to the Prius Plug-in Hybrid, Camry Hybrid and Highlander Hybrid. With the world’s first line-up of luxury hybrids, visitors can also see Lexus’ newest advanced technology vehicles at the Expo, from the CT 200h luxury compact hybrid, to the HS 250h and RX 450h. The Lexus CT 200h will also be available for test drives at the Expo.
The Green Expo takes place Saturday, March 19 to Sunday, March 20, 2011 at Ottawa’s Lansdowne Park. Visitors are invited to drop by the Ottawa Green Expo main stage on March 19 (1:30pm) as Toyota Canada presents a discussion on the future of sustainable mobility. For more information, visit www.ottawagogreenexpo.com.
About Toyota Canada Inc.
Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion cars, SUVs and trucks, and Toyota Industrial Equipment. Toyota is the first full-line manufacturer to make all of the elements of the Star Safety System standard on every 2011 vehicle. The Star Safety System includes Vehicle Stability Control (VSC), Traction Control (TRAC), Anti-lock Brake System (ABS), Electronic Brake-force Distribution (EBD), Brake Assist (BA) and Smart Stop Technology (SST). TCI’s head office is in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.