Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Ownership Group Acquires Rights to Toronto Fashion Week from IMG

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

New Ownership Group Acquires Rights to Toronto Fashion Week from IMG

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Group acquires rights to Toronto Fashion Week

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Toronto Fashion Week appears poised to return to the Canadian style calendar after a new ownership group said it has acquired the rights to the now-defunct event.

Freed Developments president Peter Freed announced Monday the purchase of the rights to Toronto Fashion Week from IMG Canada.

IMG Canada had operated Toronto Fashion Week in collaboration with IMG Fashion since 2012, after taking over from the Fashion Design Council of Canada, a non-profit organization that had owned and produced the event for 13 years.

Organizers announced in July they were pulling the plug on Toronto Fashion Week due to a lack of financial support.

With collections unveiled twice a year in March and October, Toronto had played host to buyers, media and consumers -- and countless others on social media -- highlighting designers' latest creations. …

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