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June 6, 2006
Taste the Treats that Thursday Has to Offer
Celebrate the summer at Nathan Phillips Square with Tasty Thursdays, presented by Scotiabank, from July 13 to August 24, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tasty Thursdays is a weekly event combining delicious food at great prices and free noon hour concerts. Each week a variety of Toronto restaurants bring international cuisine to the Square with food ranging from BBQ to Pad Thai, empanadas to chicken tandoori, jerk chicken to fresh mango salad — each available for $5 or less. This combination of live music and food makes for the perfect lunch hour escape at Nathan Phillips Square.

The free open-air live concerts will be held from noon – 2 p.m. under the Tasty Thursdays banner. Here is the entertainment lineup for the Tasty Thursdays noon hour concert series:

July 13:
Wade O. Brown will open the series with his charming soulful and R&B material.

July 20:
The Two Bobs, led by Fergus Hambleton and Jason Wilson, will delight the audience with their creative mix of reggae and folk music, featuring music from Bob Dylan and Bob Marley.

July 27:
Toronto’s David Wall will captivate the audience with his repertoire of pop, rock, gospel, blues and jazz.

August 3:
Juno nominated reggae artist Jah Beng performs music from his two highly acclaimed albums, Cry for the Children and River of Healing.

August 10:
April Verch will fiddle her way through her Celtic compositions and step dances.

August 17:
DK Ibomeka will wow the audience with his three-octave voice and bluesy-jazz melodies.

August 24:
Luis Mario Ochoa & Cimarron wraps-up the series with their Cuban rhythms.

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.

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.

This event is generously sponsored by Scotiabank, 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)

Tasty Thursdays (July 13 – August 24), in conjunction with Fresh Wednesdays (July 12 – August 23), offers a spectacular combination 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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