TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 31, 2012) - Star Media Group, which includes the Toronto Star and Metro English newspapers across Canada, and Metroland Media Group announced today they have been named the Official Print and Online Media Supplier by the Toronto Organizing Committee for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games (TO2015).
As Official Print and Online Media Sponsor, the Star Media Group and Metroland Media will have exclusive rights as the Print and Online Media Supplier for the 2015 Games, which will be held in Toronto and surrounding communities. Star Media Group and Metroland Media Group will provide TO2015 with promotional space in the Toronto Star, Metro, Metroland community newspapers and other publications and online properties, plus value-in-kind allocations of printing and distribution services related to the 2015 Games.
"We are delighted to be media sponsors for this major event in Toronto, in Ontario and in Canada," said John Cruickshank, Publisher of the Toronto Star and President of Star Media Group. "Our goal is to provide Canadians from coast to coast with comprehensive, balanced news and in-depth information about the Games through the Toronto Star and our Metro newspapers in Toronto, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Saskatoon, Regina, Winnipeg, London, Ottawa and Halifax."
"It is an honour to be media sponsors for these Games," said Ian Oliver, President of Metroland Media Group, which includes more than 100 newspapers across Ontario, including such publications as The Hamilton Spectator and the Mississauga News. "We will strive to deliver news relating to the 2015 Games that readers in all of the communities that we serve can use."
"Star Media Group and Metroland Media are the very definition of engaged, community-rooted media," said Ian Troop, CEO of TO2015. "Their market leadership, their prominence, their reach, and above all their profound commitment to community-building make them the ideal partner for an ambitious project like Toronto 2015. More than anything else, these will be the People's Games - an open, accessible celebration, not just of sports and athletic achievement, but of our unparalleled diversity and boundless dynamism. The Star Media Group and Metroland Media walk that talk every day in their media projects. Perfect partners for this important endeavour."
About Star Media Group
Star Media Group is broadly based with interests in print and digital media, led by its flagship property, the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper, which is read in print and online (www.thestar.com) by 3.0 million readers every week. In addition, Star Media Group includes Toronto.com, The Grid city magazine, the majority-owned Metro free daily newspapers in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Winnipeg, London, Regina and Saskatoon and the jointly-owned Chinese-language daily newspaper Sing Tao. Star Media Group is a division of Toronto Star Newspapers Limited, which is a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.
About Metroland Media Group Ltd.
With more than 100 trusted community and daily newspapers in print and online, as well as innovative websites including wheels.ca, goldbook.ca, flyerland.ca and localwork.ca, Metroland Media is dedicated to delivering relevant and quality communications vehicles that reflect the local voice and connect its readers to their community. Metroland Media is a subsidiary of Torstar Corporation.
About the TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games
The Pan American Games are one of the world's largest international multi-sport events, held every four years for athletes of the 41 member nations of the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO). The Games comprise all Olympic Summer Games sports, as well as traditional Pan American sports. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games will draw 10,000 athletes and officials and feature 48 sports in municipalities across the Greater Golden Horseshoe area. The TORONTO 2015 Pan American Games will take place July 10-26 and the Parapan American Games Aug. 7-14. For more information about the Games, please visit www.TORONTO2015.org.