More than 250 publishers, editors, designers and other publishing pros packed the Gladstone Hotel ballroom in Toronto on Monday, October 24, 2011 to celebrate the best in editorial-based online and digital publishing at the third annual Canadian Online Publishing Awards. The awards capped off the first annual COPA+ Digital Publishing Conference, also at the Gladstone, featuring keynote presentations, panels, vendor demonstrations and exhibits. Among the big winners of the evening were Sparksheet, which dominated the Blue division (Business-to-Business) with seven Gold medals; and Torontoist, leading the pack in the Red division (Consumer) with three Gold medals. In the Green division (Newspaper and Broadcaster), the accolades were divided among leading titles including The Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, National Post, CBC, The Tyee and others. CBC Radio’s Nora Young, host of the network’s show on culture and technology, Spark, emceed this year’s COPA.