Peter Topalovic

The Dr. Victor Cecilioni Award for the Environmentalist of the Year recognizes long-term efforts that create a significant impact in the community. This year we recognize Peter Topalovic for two decades of leadership and professional and personal commitment in expanding the use of sustainable transportation and encouraging sustainability thinking in Hamilton. He has played critical roles in Smart Commute and Clean Air Commute and the Bike to Work Day and Bike Month, as well as in the design and development of the SoBi Hamilton Bike Share program which now has 21,000 members. The latter now includes the Everyone Rides initiative. Peter has also helped establish the city’s Sustainability Professionals Network, was important in bringing the 100-in-1-day annual community engagement program and has repeatedly supported community groups in advancing active transportation projects