Founding Patrons

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Board Members

Susan Abramovitch, Brian Allen, Ivan Berry, Ed Hanson, John Harris, Liz Janik, Doug McClement, David Merrick, Jim Norris, Martin Pilchner, James Porter, Mark Quail, Bob Roper, Joanne Smale, Rodney Seyffert, Ted Southam, Domenic Troiano and John Wimbs.

Project Team

Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Vermeulens Cost Consultants, Gowling, Dan Broome, Colliers International, Simon Evers, Read Jones Christoffersen, Design Workshop 2, Pilchner Schoustal International, Fujkin's Music Vision, Ron Houle, Joanne Smale Productions, Berkeley Stat House, Sharewood Packaging, Rocket Power, Jodie Lewis, Colliers International, Don Garbutt, Donna Peacock, Imagenius 3D Studios, Novel Mechanical, Anyez Cheung, Scott James, Smith and Long, Editech, H.H. Angus, Joseph Gault, Rick Clarke, Leber/Rubes Inc., Production Design International, Jamie Porter, Clinton Somerton, Wright Display, The Structural Group, House of Kevin, Richard Sinclair, Norris-Whitney Communications and Sal Talon.

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Construction Industry Patrons

Construction Industry Patrons

26 construction companies committed to donate
50% of profits. Estimated value $12.4M.

ADF Steel Corp.,
A.G.S. Contract Glazing Limited, Anicom Multimedia Technology,  Anpro Environmental Group, Cesaroni Contracting Inc., Circon Construction Corporation, Consolidated Concrete Forming Ltd., Cutler-Hammer, D. Crupi & Sons Limited, Detailed Design Drafting Services Ltd., Eastern Construction Company Ltd., Nedco,
Novascape Limited, Novel Mechanical Inc., Omnilumen Technical Products, PEG Interiors Inc.,
 Sesco Inc.,
 Smith & Long Limited, Structural Group of Companies, The ECE Group Ltd., Three Bell Painters, Thyssen Dover Elevators, Tyco Fire & Security, Vixman Construction Ltd., Wesco Distribution,
 Zet Master Limited. 

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From all genres, eras and regions of Canada, including:

Musical Supporters

Oscar Peterson, Loreena McKennitt, Randy Bachman, The Diamonds, Maureen Forrester, Paul Anka, Jann Arden, Tom Cochrane, The Four Lads, Michael Burgess, Domenic Troiano, Michelle Wright, Anton Kuerti, Neil Osborne (54-40), Jane Bunnett, Philosopher Kings, Denney Doherty (The Mamas & The Papas), among many others.

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Media patrons

238 Print / TV / Radio / Billboard patrons from across Canada donated $11.2 M in advertising to create awareness, including:

Print: National Post, Toronto Sun, NOW Magazine, Canadian Musician Magazine, The Varsity, eye Weekly. Television: CBC, BBC Canada, CTV, Bravo, Global Television, MUCHMUSIC, CITY TV. Radio: CHUM AM, CHUM FM, CBC Radio, CFRB, CFNY, CHFI. Billboard: Pattison, Urban Outdoor, Astral Media, Cieslok Outdoor, Mediacom.

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Promotional Partners

Companies and organizations staged special events and presentations.

Roots, Canadian National Exhibition, Molson Amphitheatre, Canadian Music Week, Rotary Club International, Toronto Board of Trade, East Coast Music Association, The Arts & Letters Club, Canadian Musician Magazine, National Post, Peacock Promotions, NXNE, The Audio Engineering Society, Colliers International, Wright Display, Production Design International, Long & McQuade, House of Blues, en Ville Event Design, Tyco, House of Blues, RAMJAM, Sesco, Dundee, Gerr Audio, The Royans School, Contact, Westsun, Coll Audio, VideoFACT, Lucent Technologies and Thyssen Dover.

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The METRONOME Pavilion in the Music Building at the CNE featured the virtual tour video projected on a screen 20' high and a dramatic laser show by RUSH's Howard Ungerleider.

Lead Sponsor

Panasonic committed $5M to be the Lead Sponsor.

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Property Partner

    The City of Toronto committed to a 99-year lease for $1

for the Canada Malting Silo site.

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Media

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