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June 6, 2006
Nathan Phillips Square Gets Fresher by the Wednesday
Fresh Wednesdays presented by Scotiabank offers the perfect lunchtime combination — Nathan Phillips Square’s own Farmers’ Market and free noon hour concerts from upcoming jazz, blues and soul artists. Fresh Wednesdays takes place every Wednesday from July 12 – August 23 at Nathan Phillips Square.

The Ontario Farmers will provide an incredible array of crisp vegetables, juicy fruits, warm pastries, fresh-cut flowers and much more right in the downtown core from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The free open-air live concerts will be held from noon – 2 p.m. under the Fresh Wednesdays banner. Here is the most anticipated entertainment lineup for this year:

July 12:
Shakalaka Baby from Bombay Dreams will kick start the festivities with a performance by Divya Kumar’s Bollywood Dance performing a dazzling spectacle of music and dance from India’s bustling film industry. The Shannon Butcher Trio gives the audience a taste of her jazzed up renditions of top 40 hits as well as original material.

July 19:
Bonny Morgan, accompanied by The Player’s Club will seduce the audience with her smooth and alluring voice.

July 26:
Chris Bottomley will present his unique blend of jazz fused with rock, funk, soul, reggae and world music.

August 2:
Nick Cuda will express his passion of Spanish Jazz through his distinctive musical stories.

August 9:
Country singer Donna Ferra takes over the mic with her vivacious voice.

August 16:
Dance to that genuine Caribbean beat that Andy Earle will be creating.

August 23:
The atmosphere is reminiscent of ’70s soul when Shelley Hamilton shares her rich velvet voice with the crowd.

Plus, audience members can enter to “Win The Money” – $1,000 courtesy of Scotiabank! Just pick up a Wednesday or Thursday copy of Metro or Word Magazine or go online at for a ballot. Entries can be submitted onsite at the information tent at Nathan Phillips Square. The winner will be drawn on Thursday, August 24.

Stop by Nathan Phillips Square for FREE reusable water bottles to the first 100 participants in the water taste test each Wednesday and Thursday, courtesy of Toronto Water.
This event is generously sponsored by Scotiabank, LÄRABAR, Arthur’s Juice and Toronto Water.

Nathan Philips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West, and is easily accessible by the 501 Queen Street TTC streetcar, the Yonge subway line (exit Queen Street station) or the University subway line (exit Osgoode station).

Fresh Wednesdays (July 12 – August 23), in conjunction with Tasty Thursdays (July 13 – August 24), offers a mix of food and entertainment to add to Toronto’s free sensational summer festival line-up.

For more information on Fresh Wednesdays, or any other event produced by Toronto Special Events, please call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media Contact:

Heather Kaufman
Toronto Special Events



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