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Media Advisory – G-20: Toronto Mayor David Miller Welcomes the World’s Media to Toronto

TORONTO, Ontario, Canada, June 22 /CNW-AsiaNet/ —

Toronto Mayor David Miller will hold a news conference to welcome the world’s media to the city.

Mayor Miller will be joined at the news conference by:

Mr. Joseph P. Pennachetti, City Manager, City of Toronto

Mr. Renato Discenza, Chief Executive Officer, Invest Toronto

Mr. David Whitaker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Tourism Toronto

The Mayor, Mr. Pennachetti, Mr. Discenza and Mr. Whitaker will make remarks and take questions from media at the news conference and be available for one-on-one interviews following the formal news conference.

DATE:   Thursday, June 24, 2010

TIME:   10 a.m.

WHERE:  G-20 International Media Centre located in the

Direct Energy Centre, Briefing Theatre 1

NOTE:   Summit media accreditation is required to attend the event.

The host broadcaster will carry this event and television stations should make the appropriate arrangements at the centre to pick-up the feed.

About the City of Toronto (

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. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

About Invest Toronto (

Invest Toronto Inc. is a new arms length organization whose main shareholder is the City of Toronto. Established under the City Service Corporation provisions of the City of Toronto Act, it is incorporated as an Ontario Business Corporation. Invest Toronto will engage the private sector and other public sector partners to promote Toronto as a destination for businesses to invest, grow and prosper. It is a product of two major public documents, the Agenda for Prosperity and Blueprint for Fiscal Stability and Economic Prosperity (PDF).The activities of Invest are to be centered on sales and marketing as well as promotional activities designed to increase business investments and leads. The overarching goal of Invest Toronto is the enhancement of the economic competitiveness of the City of Toronto globally.

About Tourism Toronto (

Tourism Toronto, Toronto’s Convention and Visitors Association, is an industry association of more than 1,200 members established to sell and market the greater Toronto region as a remarkable destination for tourists, convention delegates and business travellers around the globe.

Media are invited to visit for information during the G-20.

Visit our website at

SOURCE: City of Toronto

CONTACT: Rob Andrusevich,

Senior Communications Advisor,

City of Toronto,

email: randrus(at),

cell 416-200-3660,


City of Toronto media relations during the Summit,


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