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St. Joseph Media Brings Home Three Canadian Online Publishing Awards

Torontolife.com, FASHIONMagazine.com and 20Minutesupperclub.com recognized (October 27, 2009)

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 10/27/09 -- Based on the strength of unique online offerings specifically tailored for web audiences, three of St. Joseph Media's web sites were celebrated last night at the first ever Canadian Online Publishing Awards, at the Gladstone Hotel. The program, produced by Masthead, recognizes the best in Canadian online editorial and innovation.

Torontolife.com won "Best overall magazine website" for its high-quality, daily reporting on the city's food and restaurant scene, as well as Toronto fashion and style. The site's recent comprehensive coverage of the Toronto International Film Festival increased the online audience past 300,000 unique visitors, representing an almost 50 per cent rise in audience over the same period last year.

FASHIONMagazine.com was recognized with the "Best Video" award. FASHONMagazine.com provides comprehensive online coverage of all things stylish and now produces and features videos on everything from instructional beauty how-to's, to shopping guides, designer interviews and international runway content. FASHIONMagazine.com is also growing rapidly with a more than fifty per cent rise in its video audience over the past year.

Purveyor of quick and delicious recipes, 20Minutesupperclub.com was awarded in the "Best E-newsletter" category. The e-newsletter makes shopping and meals easy with weekly menus and shopping lists delivered to an audience of more than 50,000 subscribers. The e-newsletter drives traffic to a recently launched home at 20Minutesupperclub.com which is rapidly gaining a loyal following.


"We are thrilled that the St. Joseph web team's approach to creating unique and valuable web-specific content is resonating with our rapidly growing web audience and has been recognized by our peers in the first edition of the Canadian Online Publishing Awards," said Douglas Knight, President of St. Joseph Media.

About St. Joseph Media

St. Joseph Media publishes FASHION Magazine, Toronto Life, 20 Minute Supper Club, Weddingbells, Mariage Quebec, WHERE Canada magazines, Canadian Family, Quill & Quire and Ottawa Magazine. St. Joseph Media is a division of St. Joseph Communications, Canada's largest privately owned communications company, with four distinct business platforms: content, print, documents and media.

Contacts:
St. Joseph Media
Karen Cleveland
Marketing and Communications Manager
416-364-3333 ext. 3046
kcleveland@stjosephmedia.com


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