We’ve Moved!

Actual Media Inc. has moved from our Adelaide St. West location to 147 Spadina Ave., at the corner of Richmond St!

Our new mailing address is:

Actual Media Inc. 147 Spadina Avenue Unit 208 Toronto, ON M5V 2L7

Our phone and email remains the same.

Come visit us at our new location in the heart of creative Toronto.

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Canadian Water Summit 2015: The Energy of Water – Exploring Nexus Opportunities is Coming to Vancouver

The 6th Annual Canadian Water Summit will be held in Vancouver on June 25, 2015. The conference will offer expert plenary sessions and panel presentations filled with case studies, real world projects and positive examples of nexus opportunities that exist for water and energy which benefit government, industry and first nations. The 250+ water professionals in attendance will be engaged and inspired by the full day program and affiliated tours / workshops. Delegates will network and collaborate with their peers and industry stakeholders to take advantage of the energy of water – in Canada and around the world.

The Canadian Water Summit Advisory Panel would like to hear from you on topics, presentations, or speakers you would like to see included in the Summit on June 25.

Please submit abstracts and presentation ideas to Todd Latham at 416-444-5842 x111 or todd@actualmedia.ca.

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Actual Media to Lead 2014 Canadian Water Summit

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release

Fifth Annual Canadian Water Summit returning to Toronto in 2014

 (Toronto – May 30, 2013) – The Canadian Water Summit – Canada’s largest multi-stakeholder water conference – is returning to Toronto after two years in Calgary, Alberta.  The 5th annual gathering of water professionals, policy makers, and stakeholders will be held at the International Centre on June 18, 2014.

Bridging strategy and policy, science and innovation, the Canadian Water Summit has become an important stop on the annual water sector calendar. For its return to Toronto, the team at Water Canada magazine and parent company Actual Media Inc. have been asked to lead the charge in programming and stakeholder engagement.

“The Canadian Water Summit was built on partnerships and collaboration,” says Anthony Watanabe, founder of the Summit. “And this is why I’m pleased to take our partnership with Water Canada to the next level as they assume a leadership role for CWS 2014.”

“The Water Canada magazine team has been a partner of the Canadian Water Summit since its inception. As a leader …

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Students on Ice Fundraiser

Actual Media is proud to support Geoff Green and the Students on Ice Foundation.  On April 28, we invited a few clients and friends to join us for a wonderful evening at Nota Bene restaurant in Toronto and helped to raise funds to send students on the SOI 2013 Arctic Expedition. The stories from SOI Alumni, supporters, and host of the evening, CBC’s Peter Mansbridge were engaging and inspirational. Our polar regions are the world’s classroom – let’s fill the hearts and minds of youth everywhere of their importance.

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The Blue Bash 2013: Bigger, Better, Bluer

Actual Media and its publications, Water Canada and ReNew Canada, happily supported The Blue Bash for the second year in a row. The sold-out event was held on April 24 at Toronto’s historic Steam Whistle Roundhouse. All ticket and raffle proceeds supported WaterCan/EauVive. The Ottawa-based charity works on water and sanitation projects in East Africa.

Special guests Alex and Tyler Mifflin of TVO’s The Water Brothers screened their forthcoming episode “No Woman, No Water,” filmed in part during the 2012 Kilimanjaro Climb for Life. Water Canada’s editor, Kerry Freek, participated in the climb with 20 others Canadians in October 2012. The team collectively raised over $270,000 for the charity.

For information about joining the 2014 climb, email info@watercan.com. For more pictures from the event, join Water Canada’s Facebook group.

L-R: Todd Latham, Actual Media; Andy Manahan, Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario; and Kent James, FER-PAL. Credit: Nick Spector Photography

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Municipal P3 Learning Symposium – April 30 – Regina, Saskatchewan

Actual Media and Parkridge Consulting joined forces in 2011 to deliver P3 training seminars across Canada. This P3 educational programming has enabled dozens of organizations and hundreds of individuals to prepare for the implementation of P3 infrastructure projects. The latest seminar in the series was held (during a freak spring snowstorm) at the Radisson Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina on April 30.

Cynthia Robertson and Stanley Strug led the training session that included expert presentations from Morrison Hershfield and Grant Thornton. Delegates at the full day session engaged in an interactive dialogue on public-private partnerships, project procurement and risk management that used case studies and real-world scenarios to inform and educate. Delegates were also treated to a luncheon address by Rob Penny, the Deputy Minister of Infrastructure & Transportation. We learned that on June 1, Mr. Penny will leave his post in the Saskatchewan government and move to Edmonton as the Deputy Minister of Transportation for Alberta.

SaskBuilds, the newly created provincial infrastructure agency, plans to announce their CEO appointment in September but in the interim, they expect to roll out …

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Canada: A Hydro Superpower

With 15 hydroelectric projects (valued at $34 billion) now underway across Canada, over 12,600 megawatts of new power is expected to come online in the next few years. And that’s only a quarter of the total value of the 2013 Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects.

ReNew Canada’s annual Top 100: Canada’s Biggest Infrastructure Projects report is dominated by hydroelectric megaprojects this year. The top three projects on the list are hydroelectric generating facilities, starting with this year’s number one project, the $7.9-billion Site C Clean Energy Project in Fort St. John, British Columbia. The fifteen hydroelectric projects on the list outnumber all other major project categories, with health care, highway, LRT, and wind projects following close behind.

The controversial Muskrat Falls Hydroelectric Project in Newfoundland and Labrador ranks at number 12, with the associated transmission project, Maritime Transmission Link, landing at number 41.

“Last year’s number one project was a transit project—Toronto’s notorious Eglinton Crosstown LRT, down at five this year due to a reversion to the original design scheme. This year, energy is back on top,” says ReNew …

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Actual Media Supports The Stop

Actual Media is proud to have contributed to the fundraising efforts of Toronto collective Choir! Choir! Choir! The group of singers is embarking on a choir-a-thon to raise funds for The Stop Community Food Centre. On December 14, members of Choir! Choir! Choir! will pile into school buses and tour three hospitals: Sunnybrook Hospital, Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital, and The Briton House Retirement Centre. The original fundraising foal of $10,000 has been surpassed thanks to the generosity of a long list of donors, including Actual Media. Actual Media’s executive editor, Mira Shenker, will be one of over 100 singers taking part in this day-long event.

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