The World's Largest Photo Festival in the Palm of Your Hand!

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival Launches Mobile App

TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - Smartphone users can now navigate the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival from the palm of their hand with a new mobile application allowing them to discover the unique exhibitions and locations at the world's largest photography festival. The new Scotiabank CONTACT Nav App is FREE to download, and offers:

  • View of primary, public, featured and open exhibitions;
  • Discover 'what's open now?' with the click of a button;
  • Calendar view of all photography exhibitions;
  • Festival navigation by map and location; and
  • Keyword search for exhibitions

The Scotiabank CONTACT Nav App is compatible with iPhone, iPod and iPad, as well as Blackberry 8900, 9000, 9700, and 9630. The app can be downloaded for free from the Apple App Store, iTunes and from Blackberry App World.

"We're extremely proud to offer photography enthusiasts a new tool to explore and enhance the world's largest photography festival," said Duncan Hannay, Scotiabank Senior Vice-President, Canadian Marketing. "The Scotiabank CONTACT Nav App reflects our commitment to providing an even more connected experience to Toronto's arts and culture scene, and the more than 1,000 artists and 200 venues that make up the Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival."

"Every year, we have an amazing lineup of photographers and artists participating in the festival. The CONTACT Nav app is one of a number of great tools that will help attendees navigate the festival and make it to every exhibition on their wish list," says Darcy Killeen, Executive Director, Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival.

The app is available for download from Blackberry App World and Apple iTunes.

About Scotiabank
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic program, 'Bright Future.' Recognized as a leader internationally and among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average approximately $44 million annually to community causes around the world over the last five years. Visit us at

About Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival
CONTACT, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1997, is generously supported by Scotiabank, BMW Group Canada, Nikon Canada, Torys LLP, Ernst and Young LLP, Pattison Outdoor Advertising, Vistek, Sotheby's, Toronto Tourism, Kronenbourg, Blurb, Transcontinental PLM, Fashion Television, 3M Canada, Genstar, Beyond Digital Imaging, GTAA, Toronto Life, The Drake Hotel, The Gladstone Hotel, Legends Estates, BlogTO. Scotiabank CONTACT gratefully acknowledges the support of Celebrate Ontario, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, and the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council. The Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival fosters and celebrates the art and profession of photography with an annual month-long festival in May and year-round programming in the gallery.

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For further information:

Andrea Cooper, 416-365-3630 X 230,
Livy Feldgajer, Scotiabank Media Communications, 416-866-6203 or


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