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January 6, 2005
Mayor David Miller announces My Life, My City participants
Toronto Special Events - At a media conference earlier today, Mayor David
Miller announced the full list of participants for the exciting new visual arts
exhibit, My City, My Life presented by American Express. This new
photograph-based project allows patrons to see the city of Toronto through the
eyes of 24 notable residents turned amateur photographers. The exhibit will be
displayed in Toronto City Hall's main floor Rotunda from January 28 to February
10 as part of WinterCity presented by American Express Foundation.

Confirmed My Life, My City photographers are:

1. Sonia Rodriguez (Prima ballerina with the National Ballet of Canada)
2. Rick Mercer (Comedian)
3. Paul Gross (Actor, Director)
4. Michael Ondaatje (Author)
5. Steven Page (Musician with the Barenaked Ladies)
6. Nelly Furtado (Musician)
7. Ben Heppner (Opera singer)
8. Lucie Idlout (Singer, songwriter)
9. Jeanne Beker (Host of Fashion Television, author, editor, and columnist)
10. Andy Barrie (Host of Metro Morning on CBC Radio One)
11. Ben Mulroney (Host of eTalk Daily and Canadian Idol)
12. Royson James (Columnist with the Toronto Star)
13. Morris Peterson (Toronto Raptors team member)
14. Michael "Pinball" Clemons (Head Coach and former Toronto Argonaut
15. Brian Conacher (Toronto Maple Leaf alumni, President of the NHL Alumni
16. Jeff Adams (Two-time Olympian, four-time Paralympian, six-time World
17. Susur Lee (World-renowned chef)
18. David Mirvish (Businessman, theatre producer, art patron and dealer)
19. Mayor David Miller (Mayor of Toronto)
20. Eric Motton (Firefighter)
21. Helen Pocarousky (Kindergarten teacher)
22. Josh Sullovey (Paramedic with Toronto Emergency Medical Services)
23. Tiffany Wilson (Nurse with Hospital for Sick Children)
24. Ryan Hayes (Member of the Toronto Youth Cabinet)

My City, My Life provides a glimpse into the lives of 24 celebrated Toronto
personalities in arts and entertainment, sports, politics, and business as well
as some of Toronto's unsung heroes including firefighters, paramedics and
teachers. This photography exhibit takes viewers behind the scenes to reveal a
typical day in the life of these Torontonians. Some of the faces are instantly
recognizable from the media. Some have dedicated their lives to ensuring the
safety and prosperity of this city. Regardless of whether these 24 people are
awake after midnight or before dawn, working the graveyard shift or 9 to 5,
sweating through a spinning class or shovelling snow, they're all doing their
best to squeeze the most out of life 24 hours at a time. And My City, My Life
will document it.

The works of those 24 photographers will provide a varied look at Toronto - the
diverse and the beautiful. To honour the visuals provided by the photographers,
their works will be displayed in the main floor of Toronto City Hall. The
Rotunda will be transformed with individual pavilions and projections that will
bring the exhibit to life.

The Mayor also announced other details about the second annual WinterCity
presented by American Express Foundation. The festival is a 14-day, city-wide
celebration of Toronto's culture, creativity, cuisine and incomparable
diversity of spirit. Running from January 28 - February 10, 2005, this festival
dares audiences to forget the weather and join the party in the world's coolest
city. With stellar free indoor and outdoor programming, the hugely popular prix
fixe restaurant promotion, Winterlicious, plus tons of winter events and
discounts at Toronto's attractions, WinterCity provides the perfect opportunity
for tourists and locals to sample the city's vibrant arts scene.

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media contact:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events,



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