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May 23, 2003
City of Toronto sponsors New Media Week and Canadian New Media Awards
Economic Development - Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to the growth and
prosperity of the New Media industry in Toronto, the Economic Development
Division of the City of Toronto is proud to sponsor Canadian New Media Week,
June 2 to 5, 2003. It is also sponsoring the Canadian New Media Awards (CNMA),
a feature of the New Media Week.

New media include services and products that combine video, audio, graphic and
text and are distributed through the web or by traditional means. Toronto has
more than 450 new media companies, which together employ more than 11,000

Now in its fourth year, New Media Week brings together some of Canada's best
and brightest new media practitioners for a week of seminars and workshops
related to New Media.

New Media Week will kick off with The Sustainability of the New Media Industry,
a series of workshops that will focus on issues related to intellectual
property, career trends, and skills analysis and their impact on the new media
industry and its practitioners.

One of the main highlights of New Media Week is the Canadian New Media Awards.
Presentation of the awards takes place on June 2 at the Winter Garden Theatre
in Toronto. The award categories include: new media visionary; lifetime
achievement; educator of the year; most promising new company of the year; and
more. Individuals and companies from Toronto are strongly represented as
finalists in most categories.

"The City of Toronto is delighted to be sponsoring New Media Week and the
Canadian New Media Awards," says Brenda Librecz, Executive Director, Economic
Development. "Toronto is a leader in Canada's New Media development. Events
like these let the world know that Toronto is a truly innovative city."

The City of Toronto's Economic Development Division is working with the new
media industry to support its further development. The City is proud to support
the awards to showcase the capabilities of Toronto companies and the range of
innovation of its people.

For more information on New Media Week, visit For more
information on the Canadian New Media Awards visit

Media Contact
Kyle Benham
Director of Business Development and Retention,
Economic Development



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