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August 7, 2009
Mayor Miller and President of Microsoft Canada expand successful ProTech digital media program to three additional Priority Neighbourhoods for Investment
Toronto Mayor David Miller will join Microsoft Canada President Eric Gales and representatives from the Toronto Public Library, Tropicana Community Services and Centennial College to officially launch the second ProTech Media Centre in Scarborough at the Toronto Public Library - Kennedy/Eglinton Branch on August 10 at 10 a.m. This launch event will also include details about ProTech’s expansion to Malvern and Weston-Mount Dennis.

When: Monday, August 10

Toronto Public Library - Kennedy/Eglinton Branch
2380 Eglinton Ave. E. (corner of Eglinton and Kennedy), Toronto

9:30 a.m. - Media registration
10:00 a.m. - News conference begins
10:30 a.m. - Tour of new ProTech centre; interview, photo and video opportunity

Mayor David Miller, City of Toronto
Eric Gales, President, Microsoft Canada
Sharon Shelton, Executive Director, Tropicana Community Services
Ann Buller, President, Centennial College
Jane Pyper, City Librarian, Toronto Public Library
Jason Sinclair, Local youth

ProTech Media Centres provide free access to state-of-the-art technology including digital arts and Microsoft curricula to introduce youth to potential careers in new media while providing computer literacy skills and opportunities for creative self-expression. Microsoft Canada and the City of Toronto opened the first ProTech Media Centre in Rexdale in July 2007. You can learn more about this program at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contacts:
Meg Sinclair, Media Profile (for Microsoft Canada), 416-342-1804,
Cher Jones, City of Toronto Social Development, Finance and Administration, 416-392-5349, 416-894-5891 (cell),



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