You’re Invited: Metrolinx’s Meeting on Proposed East Tunnel Extension of The Crosstown April 23, 2013

This video presents “Tunnelling for The Crosstown”:

  • Metrolinx is moving ahead on the Eglinton Crosstown LRT project, part of the Province’s 8.4 billion dollar investment in transit expansion for Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Metrolinx's image: The Crosstown
Metrolinx’s image: The Crosstown

This is an update to my previous blogs:

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT is part of the Government of Ontario’s comprehensive light rail transit plan for Toronto:

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After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012

After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake City Hall.
After Algo Centre Mall Collapse: Ontario Funds Recovery of Businesses Starting July 9, 2012. Above, Elliot Lake City Hall.

This is an update to my previous blogs:

Ontario responded to the loss of jobs and businesses due to the collapse of the Algo Centre Mall in Elliot Lake by providing a fund of $264,050 in a community adjustment agreement which:

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Students: Apply Now For Available Summer Jobs in Ontario, Canada!

Students can start to apply now for summer jobs in Ontario, Canada, via the Employment Ontario’s Summer Jobs website, where students can:

FREE Summer Jobs Service is provided to students seeking summer employment as follows:

  • Summer Jobs Service is a free job search and self-marketing service that helps students find summer jobs.
  • Job placements can begin as early as April 1. Application activity is ongoing.
  • Students aged 15 to 30 who plan to return to school this fall are eligible.
  • Self-marketing and job search services are available through 100 Employment Ontario service provider sites across the province.

Please click here to get useful downloadable resources for employers, students, schools and community agencies.

Ontario Summer Jobs Programs for 2012 include these various job opportunities:

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Students Apply Now For New 30% Off Ontario Tuition for Canadian Postsecondary Education

Premier Dalton McGuinty launches the new, 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant at Wilfrid Laurier University today, as shown in this video:

2012 is starting well for students in Ontario, Canada.

The good news is that students in colleges and universities can apply to the new, permanent 30% Off Ontario Tuition grant, starting today.

The Ontario government will give the following monies to eligible full-time students at public colleges or universities in Ontario:

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Ontario Government’s Wiki Wants Ontarians’ Ideas and Solutions

Ontario, Canada, wants your input to help “shape social change” by “tackling social challenges, like poverty, pollution and unemployment.”

Today, at the Ontario Social Innovation Summit, Ontario Government in partnership with SiG@MaRS launched a very important social collaboration platform, Wiki, in order to reach out to you for your help with your ideas and solutions.

Ontario’s Social Innovation Wiki is an online space where citizens, non-profit organizations, businesses and public agencies are collaborating to develop a policy framework for social innovation in Ontario, from May 16 to May 31, 2011, in the following manner:

Ontario Gets Digital and Doubles Jobs in Interactive Digital Media Industry

As you are well aware the interactive digital gaming world is on the rise since interactive video games are all the rage.

Ontario wants a piece of the action as a major player in the interactive gaming world with the following incentives for companies to create their products in the province:

  • Reducing small business income taxes by 18 per cent.

Here are the highlights of the growth of the province’s digital media industry:

  • “In 2010, Ontario supported 341 digital media projects, leading to over $175 million in production and development activity.
  • Digital media production contributes almost $1.5 billion annually to Ontario’s economy and employs 16,000 people, up from 8,000 in 2000.
  • Ontario is home to about 1,000 interactive digital media companies.
  • The Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit was valued at close to $20 million in 2009-10.
  • Ontario is building an innovation-focused economy through postsecondary education and technology with partnerships like the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre. New digital media technologies spur development in video games, movie making and web applications and help create jobs for Ontario graduates.”

The interactive digital media companies that have invested millions to set up and expand studios in partnership with the Ontario government include:

  • Ascension CrossMedia is involved in a new form of gaming called “connected transmedia”. That means a player can play one game on their TV, console and mobile devices. Premier Dalton McGuinty visited Ascension CrossMedia today to check out the entertaining and engaging games!

Please click here if you would like to explore opportunities to be “Creative? Consider taking interactive digital media courses.”

Ontario Gets Digital and Doubles Jobs in Interactive Digital Media Industry
Ontario Gets Digital and Doubles Jobs in Interactive Digital Media Industry


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