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September 13, 2012
Media accreditation for Team Toronto Business Mission to Chicago
Members of the local news media, including camera operators and photographers, who plan to cover the Team Toronto Business Mission to Chicago next week (September 18-19) will require a special City of Toronto media pass for access to delegates, venues and itinerary updates. Journalists who are accredited members of the City Hall Press Gallery also require this special media pass.

To receive the special media pass, please email the following information to John Gosgnach, Communications Manager,, by 5 p.m. on Friday, September 14. Please use "Chicago Media Pass" as your subject line.

Full Name:
Media Outlet:
Cell Phone:
Email Address:

Please note: A media itinerary is appended to this advisory for your reference. The City of Toronto will issue updates if required. A news release will be forthcoming that will identify City officials and a number of business delegates who are joining Mayor Rob Ford on the mission.

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Mayor Ford's Team Toronto Business Mission to Chicago

Media Itinerary

Below are times and locations of confirmed events that media will be able to cover during the Toronto-Chicago Business Mission. Availabilities and unofficial events may be added leading up to and during the Business Mission. Every effort will be taken to provide as much notice as possible of additions to the itinerary for the Business Mission in Chicago.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

7:30 a.m. Breakfast with Toronto Delegation
Location: 1871 Entrepreneurial Centre

8:15 a.m. Session - Cities: Economic Growth Centres
Location: 1871 Entrepreneurial Centre

11:30 a.m. Official Signing of Toronto/Chicago Sister City Agreement
Location: Conrad Hotel

12:00 p.m. Luncheon: Hosted by BMO Financial Group - Remarks from David Jacobson, United States Ambassador to Canada
Location: Conrad Hotel

2:30 p.m. Briefing and Tour of Chicago Waterfront: City Building, Waterfront Development, Architecture, Infrastructure Development
Location: Chicago First Lady Cruises - Michigan Ave bridge at Wacker Drive
Note: Availabilities at departure and arrival only

7:00 p.m. Dinner and Tour at US Cellular Field
Location: 333 West 35th Street

Media Contact
John Gosgnach
Communications Manager

Isaac Ransom
Special Assistant - Communications, Office of Mayor Rob Ford



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