Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TV News: Global Toronto’s News Hour Anchor Leslie Roberts Takes A Whirlwind Tour Of Hot Neighborhoods, Cool Communities

From a press release

New Local Series Launches In Cliffside, Scarborough On Tuesday, September 22. For additional information, please visit www.canwesttvmedia.com.

(Toronto) Global Toronto viewers will be joining News Hour anchor Leslie Roberts for a weekly visit to many of the unique and unknown districts, vibrant neighbourhoods and growing towns that circle the GTA in Hot Neighbourhoods, Cool Communities, a new weekly feature airing Tuesdays on Global Toronto’s News Hour at 6 pm. Over the next few months, Roberts will explore the unique mosaic of our neighbourhoods and cities, and the first stop will be Scarborough’s little-known lakeside neighbourhood of Cliffside on Tuesday, September 22.

Here’s where Leslie Roberts is headed:

September 22Cliffside, Scarborough
September 29Streetsville, Mississauga
October 6 Liberty Village, Toronto
October 13Ledbury, Toronto
October 20Port Hope
October 27Village Square, Burlington
November 3Leslieville, Toronto
November 10Unionville
November 17Hillside, Toronto
November 24Milton
December 1Baldwin Street, The Grange, Toronto
December 8Downtown Richmond Hill
December 15Brooklin

“I’m really excited to explore the neighbourhoods and towns all around us, as we have many hidden gems here,” Roberts said. “Toronto is home to some of the most diverse and vital communities in the country. This series is designed to investigate what makes them special and we’ll look at the factors that are shaping these communities including issues like development and preservation, effects of economic downswing, and local controversies.”

The Hot Neighbourhoods, Cool Communities itinerary will follow Leslie Roberts throughout the GTA exploring a number of Toronto’s districts, some tucked-away, others in transition, but all very lively. He’ll explore some of the fast-growing, often historical communities fanning out beyond the GTA in all directions.

“The goal of the series is to bring News Hour viewers a fresh look at the dynamic and changing parts of our urban landscape” says Ward Smith, News Director, Global Toronto. ‘”We think it’s a great way for Leslie to connect with our viewers as he will personally meet a cross-section of residents in each area and hear what they have to say about where they live.”

Hot Neighbourhoods, Cool Communities with Leslie Roberts begins on Tuesday, September 22 on Global Toronto’s News Hour at 6pm.

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About Canwest Broadcasting:
Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and eighteen of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.

About Canwest Media Inc.
Canwest Media Inc is a subsidiary of Canwest Global Communications Corp. (www.canwest.com; TSX: CGS and CGS.A). An international media company, Canwest is Canada's largest publisher of paid English language daily newspapers and owns, operates and/or holds substantial interests in conventional television, out-of-home advertising, specialty cable channels and web sites in Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States.

For media inquiries, please contact:

David McCaughna,
Publicist, Global News

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