May 15, 2013
MagNet, happening June 4–7 in downtown Toronto, is the largest media conference in Canada—1,300 delegates from all disciplines of magazine media will attend the conference to learn, network and connect.
In celebration of this event, Toronto mayor Rob Ford has proclaimed June 2–8 Canadian Magazine Week in the city of Toronto.
The proclamation states, "Magazines and publications play an important role in strengthening our communities and are a significant platform by which people are kept informed on important news, information and entertainment.... This week provides us with the opportunity to celebrate and recognize the tremendous contributions that editors, publishers and writers make to the industry and to helping us stay current and informed."
There are over 2,000 Canadian business, consumer and cultural magazines in circulation in the country, up 45% in the last ten years. Demand for print magazines remains strong, and readership has increased over the decade. In fact, 18–34 year olds are the biggest consumers of print magazines!
Today, Canada's magazine publishers are Canadian content creators serving multiple platforms. Sales of digital magazines are growing and online audiences following Canadian brands have exploded.
Magazines Canada thanks the City of Toronto for recognizing the cultural and business contributions of our industry by proclaiming Canadian Magazine Week.