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October 24, 2016
City of Toronto partnership with Microsoft Canada to be announced at launch of forum for small businesses
Mayor John Tory and Microsoft Canada President Janet Kennedy will announce a new partnership by the City of Toronto and Microsoft Canada that will provide productivity cloud-based tools and services for Toronto small businesses. The announcement will highlight the launch of the Toronto's 16th annual Small Business Forum by Mayor Tory and Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the Economic Development Committee, tomorrow morning.

Date: Tuesday, October 25
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building, 222 Bremner Blvd., Level 800

The forum, Toronto's largest conference for small businesses and entrepreneurs, is attended by more than 2,500 people annually and gives established and new businesses alike the opportunity to network and learn from business community peers, including successful entrepreneurs, investors, lending institutions, sector experts and government program providers. More information is available at

The forum can be followed on social media using the handle @enterpriseTO and the hashtag #SBFTO.

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