TORONTO, June 12, 2013 /CNW/ – Toronto Eaton Centre, downtown Toronto’s premiere shopping and tourist destination, is pleased to announce a philanthropic partnership with Toronto-based charity, The Remix Project.
“It is a very exciting opportunity for Toronto Eaton Centre to work with The Remix Project – a group of passionate, inspired and smart individuals who are really making a difference in our city,” said Meredith Vlitas, Senior Marketing Director, Toronto Eaton Centre. “We look forward to helping Remix strengthen their current offerings of providing education and creative programming for Toronto’s youth, as well as expanding the partnership over the coming years.”
The Remix Project was created in order to help level the playing field for young people from disadvantaged, marginalized and underserved communities. The organization’s programs and services support youth who are trying to enter into the creative industries or further their formal education. The Remix Project provides top-notch alternative, creative, educational programs, facilitators and facilities with a mission to help refine the raw talents of young people from across the GTA in order to help them find success on their own terms.
“As an organization, Remix is creative, high-energy, artistic, urban, and multicultural, all qualities that come to mind when we think of Toronto Eaton Centre.” said Derek ‘Drex’ Jancar, Co-Founder and CFO, The Remix Project. “TorontoEaton Centre is a cultural institution within our City and we see this partnership as a perfect fit to grow culture and creativity within Toronto.”
The partnership with Toronto Eaton Centre will help The Remix Project enhance engagement for youth participants and expand the program’s reach. Toronto Eaton Centre also looks forward to working with Remix on mentorship opportunities and engaging graduates for upcoming projects within the Centre.
“While researching philanthropic partners, our goal was to find an organization that is truly making an impact within our community,” said Susan Allen, General Manager, Toronto Eaton Centre. “Remix’s programs give back directly to the youth and culture within our city, both of which are at the core of what Toronto Eaton Centre stands for. We see this as a fantastic platform to extend our community reach.”
Additional information on The Remix Project is available at theremixproject.ca.
About Toronto Eaton Centre
Stretching two full city blocks North from Yonge and Queen and one city block west from Yonge and Dundas, Toronto Eaton Centre is among Canada’s most recognizable landmarks, and one of the country’s best-known retail shopping destinations. With more than 235 retailers, restaurants and services in the heart of downtown, Toronto Eaton Centre is the city’s premier urban destination. Toronto Eaton Centre is owned and managed by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Ltd, one of North America’s largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more information about the Toronto Eaton Centre, visit torontoeatoncentre.com.
SOURCE: Toronto Eaton Centre
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