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May 31, 2013
First Digital Marketplace Meetup at Toronto City Hall
  
Digital Media Industry Ontario (formerly CASO) and the City's Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office today presented the first free Digital Marketplace Meetup at City Hall and Nathan Phillips Square.

"Toronto's film, television, commercial and animation industries are growing stronger every year," said Councillor Michael Thompson (Ward 37 Scarborough Centre), Chair of the City's Economic Development Committee. "This event will support that success by connecting digital media companies with the emerging talent they need to maintain their momentum."

The free marketplace is geared toward screen-based industry professionals, students and freelance artists from across Toronto and Ontario. Additional free events included; screenings, panel discussions, raffle prizes and networking opportunities with industry leaders. More information is available at http://www.casont.ca.

Toronto and Ontario are home to many award-winning visual effects and animation studios working in film, television, web and gaming. Over 30 studios, schools and technology facilities, along with other key industry professionals, were represented at this event.

The Digital Marketplace Meetup is produced and presented by Digital Media Industry Ontario and the Toronto Film, Television and Digital Media Office in association with Dell and William F. White. The event is an initiative of the City of Toronto's Economic Development and Culture division.

This year, City Council endorsed a new economic growth plan called Collaborating for Competitiveness - A Strategic Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth and Job Creation in Toronto, to help create a more attractive climate for business and investment.

More information about how the City helps business is available at http://www.toronto.ca/business.

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Shane Gerard, Senior Communications Coordinator
Strategic Communications
416-397-5711
sgerard@toronto.ca

 

 

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