STEP# 2 Welcome Aboard the INNOVATE Toronto book project!


I want to thank you for the great conversation we had earlier today.

It was a pleasure to speak with you.


On behalf of MaRS and Global Village Publishing, welcome aboard the INNOVATE Toronto book project.

We are very happy to have XXXXX onboard!

We will allocate the following for you:

  • A two page spread to share the XXXXXX innovation story featuring approximately 400 words of editorial content that you wish to provide, along with 4-6 images, your company logo, and an optional short video for the included Augmented Reality feature embedded in the book.
  • You can find more information on the AR Video feature here:
  • Your content can be steered in any direction that you feel would best represent your company’s innovation story.      
  • Please note that the book is not just for those who innovate in the fields of high technology. The INNOVATE Toronto book will also feature companies and organizations who have integrated innovative solutions to wholly different sectors. Be it transportation, retail or manufacturing, this initiative will showcase how innovators in Toronto have the potential to revolutionize multiple sectors, even those that are not traditionally invested in the digital economy. For examples of editorial content please see our Innovate Ottawa book here; https://

 What we need from you:

  • You just need to submit the raw content (fully proofread word file, jpegs, logo file, and optional video file). Our production team will transform your submission into a wonderful layout design that will be sent back to you for your approval every step of the way. Your content will be showcased on the soon to be populated INNOVATE Toronto web platform: which is part of our international platform;
  • Our production lead Gia Bischofberger (cc’d here) will be in touch with you soon to offer any assistance you may need and guide you through the production process.
  • Please have all your content submitted to our production team by February 28.  We do suggest that you send in all your assets ahead of this deadline in order to allow ample time for review and editing.


If you would like a complementary hardcover copy of INNOVATE Montreal sent to you to help guide you, please reply with a mailing address.

Our business model:

  • There will be a one time $200.00 production fee to create your design. For this one time fee our production team will work on your design layout until it has your 100% final approval.
  • There will be no other costs associated with being included in the INNOVATE Toronto book and web platform, however the project is entirely crowdfunded by the sale of the deluxe coffee table book.
  • Single copies of the book will sell for $95.00CAD 
  • Discounts and complementary cover embossing of your company logo are available for quantity purchases.
  • Most smaller companies and startups coming onboard have agreed to pre-order a minimum of 10 copies, or 25 copies (with free embossed covers). Larger companies and institutions are pre-ordering 50 – 100, or more.


We have seen with past editions that almost all of the participating companies order the book to give to important clients and business partners, potential recruits, as well as for corporate gift giving, and to proudly display in their respective offices. We hope that you will be proud of the publication and will want to have many copies to distribute as well.

If you would like to pre-order the minimum 10 copies at the pre-publication discounted cost of $90.00, or 25 copies at $85.00 with your company logo silver embossed on your book covers at no charge, please let me know.    


This distribution is a key part of the INNOVATE Toronto project’s success. By distributing the books you are helping to spread the word about what an exciting time it is to be part of Toronto’s innovation ecosystem, and how your company is part of the story.

More information on our distribution model will follow in a second email.    


If you have any questions, please contact me anytime.

INNOVATE Toronto will be a high quality legacy publication that will be appreciated for many years to come.   

All the Best,


Brahm Glickman

Vice President  Canada Publications

Global Village Publishing Inc.

Tel: 514-951-1580

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