Canadian Magazine Industry News
31 May 2013,     TORONTO
Briefs & Bookmarks: Rob Ford, The Grid, BlackFlash
Toronto Mayor Rob Ford declares that June 2-8 is Canadian Magazine Week in Toronto. A City of Toronto proclamation boasts that Canada's industry generates over $1.5 billion in annual revenue.

The proclamation is tied to MagNet 2013 which kicks off next week, June 4-7 at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown. We'll see you there, say cheese.

Also, Toronto's The Grid is running Burger Week from May 29 culminating with Burger Day on Sunday, June 2. On that special day, participating restaurants will hit Artscape Wychwood Barns to sling sliders. Admission is $30 and half-price for kids, and publisher Laas Turnbull expects 15,000 in attendance.

Photography mag BlackFlash released its second poster issue, following its first in 2005. The issue sells for $10.50 and features five fold-out posters by artists including Heather Benning, Ali Bosworth, and Chih-Chien Wang.

Sophisticated lifestyle mag Nuvo has a new website. Check it out.

BC bigwig Frank Giustra, founder of Lions Gate Entertainment and The Radcliffe Foundation, financed the launch of Modern Farmer magazine. BC Business has the story.

Meanwhile, back at Rob Ford (on the cover of Maclean's), here is Adam Gopnik's New Yorker piece on the increasingly surreal mayoral crack scandal. Toronto's John Semley takes issue with it over at Now.

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