With the winter months and weather coming in rather fast this past week we will be starting to “run” a Nordic Pole Walking Club here at Toronto General Hospital.
The club will meet from 12 noon to 1 PM and go for a 3-5km walk. Meet at the Wellness Centre.
This is an excellent opportunity for staff to come out and take a lovely stroll while on their lunch break 🙂
Bring your friends and co-workers and just go for a nice walk, have a talk about last nights game or perhaps how your dog Tyson has been doing.
For those of participating in Activate Your Commute this is an excellent opportunity to help build up those steps and then log them to win some awesome prizes!
I’ll be sure to see ya on Monday at the Wellness Centre at noon!
Lace Up and get ready to walk 🙂
The Activate Your Commute campaign closed yesterday and we would like to send a friendly reminder to log your biking and walking trips to work for the month of October. You are able to go back and log your trips for the entire month of October. Even you log a commute once, you are still eligible to win fantastic prizes!
The winners will be drawn in a couple of weeks.
Halloween not only brings the ghosts and goblins out in full force, it’s the busiest commute day of the year with everyone rushing home to fix dinner, don costumes and hit the streets in time for trick-or-treating.
Want a happier commute on Halloween? Try one of these three R’s:
1. Reduce: If you can telework (work from home), or work from a location closer to home, Halloween would be a good day to give it a try.
2. Re-time: Think about shifting your work hours, starting and leaving earlier, for example, to avoid peak congestion times.
3. Re-mode: Consider walking, cycling or taking public transit to reduce the time you might otherwise spend in traffic. It’s one more way to activate your commute.
Happy Halloween from your Smart Commute Team
As a special promotion for the October Wellness Month, Market 707 is welcoming all UHN staff (with ID) for a 10% discount at Market 707 – your local shipping container food and retail market.
For those who don’t know, Market 707, located on the corner of Dundas and Bathurst right across from TWH, is Toronto’s first shipping container market with a unique variety of street food and retail. Bringing together local entrepreneurs, Market 707 provides an opportunity for affordable storefront space in the heart of downtown Toronto. With 11 types of delicious street food ranging from comfort food with a twist to international delights Market 707 is the place to be to get a taste of everything from coffee to dessert or just a quick snack.
On a bright sunny day Market 707 is the perfect place to take a break from the work day, get some fresh air, great food, shopping and services for everyone from cell phone to bike repair. Even if the weather is not so nice Market 707 has you covered, text a vendor and place your order it’s no problem at all, they will text you when it’s ready for pickup. The market has something for everyone crepes, Mediterranean, Indian, tacos, meat pies, Japanese and much more!!! Take a look at variety of great street food to choose from.
Market 707 Hours
October – April: Tuesday-Saturday 11:30am-5pm
Market 707 Vendors: http://scaddingcourt.org/market_707