Media Advisory - Toronto Mayor David Miller and Canon Canada launch Our City, Our Stories, an Urban Youth Photography project in the City's priority neighbourhoods

    TORONTO, Feb. 23 /CNW/ - Mayor David Miller will be joined by Kevin
Ogawa, President and CEO, Canon Canada Inc., to launch "Our City, Our
Stories", a joint City/Canon urban photography partnership project for youth.
    The project, which runs through 2009 and part of 2010, includes digital
photography workshops with youth in the City's priority neighbourhoods, a
contest, exhibit and published catalogue of the winning contest entries.
    The launch, held at Sir Sandford Fleming Academy high school, will
feature performers from the school's steelband and dance programs. Sir
Sandford Fleming Academy is one of the project's participating community
partners and the site for one of the digital photography workshops.

    Date:     Friday, February 27
    Time:     9:30 a.m.
    Location: Sir Sandford Fleming Academy, Lawrence Heights, 50 Ameer Ave.

    Headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Canon Canada Inc. employs 1,400
people at its offices nation-wide, servicing the Canadian market from coast to
coast. Innovation and cutting-edge technology have been essential ingredients
in Canon's success. Canon's leadership in imaging, optical and document
management technology and solutions is based in large part on the thousands of
patents the company has secured throughout its history. Canon supports
programs that help preserve and protect the environment. The company
instituted the Clean Earth Campaign in 1990, which assists various
environmental and recycling initiatives. The Campaign has also supported
leading environmental organizations, such as World Wildlife Fund - Canada and
the Canon Envirothon. For more information, visit
    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.
In the past three years, Toronto has won numerous awards for quality,
innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government
is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and livability for all its residents.

For further information:

For further information: Chris Fernandes, City of Toronto, (416)
397-5211,; Rhiannon Clifford, High Road Communications,
(416) 644-2277,

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