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April 28, 2005
Planning for Cultural Celebration moves ahead as project manager joins team
Rita Davies, Executive Director of Toronto Culture, is pleased to announce the
appointment of Gregory Nixon to the position of project manager for the City’s
Cultural Celebration, effective immediately.

Gregory Nixon was the founding producer of the Toronto Fringe Theatre Festival
and for seven years following, he produced both the ArtsWeek Festival and the
Toronto Arts Awards. Most recently, Nixon has been working in the creative
film industry as a writer, producer and director for documentary films about
artists from a variety of disciplines including visual and performing arts,
architecture and music. Many of these films were developed and produced in
collaboration with such organizations as the Art Gallery of Ontario, the
Creative Trust, the Dora Awards and Arts Toronto.

"Gregory’s excellent reputation combined with his enthusiasm and insight will
be invaluable as Toronto is on the threshold of a powerful civic renaissance,"
said Davies. "We are very fortunate that Gregory will be a part of our team at
the City of Toronto."

"I am delighted to have this opportunity," said Nixon. "I look forward to
working collectively with a variety of people and organizations with the
ultimate goal of increasing the profile and importance of creativity, the arts
and culture in Toronto."

The Cultural Celebration is a 16-month-long campaign that will honour the
opening of Toronto’s new infrastructure projects and promote new and existing
programming created by Toronto Special Events and the city’s arts and culture

Media contact:

Rita Davies
Executive Director
Toronto Culture



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