MagNet 2019 Starts Tomorrow!

Canada’s largest annual magazine media conference kicks off tomorrow! Whether you’re following the action online or in person, it’s going to be an exciting week as magazine professionals from across the country arrive in Toronto to hear from our industry’s leaders and innovators.

How to Get to MagNet
MagNet is happening at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown (475 Yonge Street). The venue is within walking distance of the Yonge and College intersection and is easily accessible by public transit. Find driving directions and further travel details on the Courtyard Toronto Downtown website.

When you arrive, you’ll find MagNet on the ground level of the hotel. Please proceed to the registration table past the lobby, to the right. Here’s the Courtyard Downtown floor plan.

Please arrive half an hour before your first session starts to allow yourself time to pick up your name-badge, grab a coffee, browse MagNet Square and find your session room.

Haven’t registered for MagNet yet? It’s not too late! We are accepting walk-in registrations. Onsite registration opens at the Courtyard Toronto Downtown at 8 am on Wednesday, April 24.

Keep Up with the Action
MagNet Square is the place to network this year. Coffee breaks, buffet lunches, receptions, awards and, of course, the Marketplace exhibitors will all be in this one lively spot! Receptions and coffee breaks are complimentary, but you must register for the delicious buffet lunches. Don’t worry, you can do this on site if you haven’t registered for the lunches yet.

And don’t forget to visit the wonderful, relaxing St. John Ambulance Therapy Dogs at MagNet Square on April 24 at 3:00 PM. Come for a scratch and reduce your blood pressure.

Representatives from the Canada Periodical Fund of the Department of Canadian Heritage and Ontario Creates will each have a table in MagNet Square. Feel free to meet the funders and learn more about their programs face-to-face.

If you can’t make it to MagNet, don’t worry—there are great resources for MagNeteers following along at home or the office! We’ll be posting Q&As with speakers during the conference on Twitter @MagsCanada. You can also find photos, videos and insights from the sessions using the hashtag #MagNet19. Be sure to follow along for conference updates.

More questions? We’ve put together a handy FAQ sheet, and you can always get in touch with the MagNet team at