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November 23, 2006
Media Advisory: Cavalcade of Lights illuminates Nathan Phillips Square with more than 100,000 dazzling lights; Road closures in effect
The 40th annual Cavalcade of Lights, presented by Scotiabank, kicks off the holiday season this Saturday night with the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, and the illumination of Nathan Phillips Square with more than 100,000 dazzling lights. This special evening features fireworks, live musical performances by Joel Plaskett Emergency, Divine Brown, Jacksoul and Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale, plus the dramatic debut of “Immersion,” a projection and light show on the west façade of Old City Hall.

Date: Saturday, November 25
Times: 7 p.m. - Joel Plaskett Emergency
7:10 p.m. - World premiere of “Immersion” by Xavier de Richemont
7:20 p.m. - Divine Brown
7:30 p.m. - Jacksoul
7:40 p.m. - Sharon Riley and Faith Chorale
7:50 p.m. - Christmas Tree Lighting
8 p.m. - Fireworks
8:05 p.m. - “Immersion” by Xavier de Richemont
8:25 p.m. - DJ Tony Sutherland spins for your skating pleasure
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Note: all times are approximate.

Cavalcade of Lights is one of Canada’s foremost festivals of illumination and runs from November 25 to December 31.

The following road closures will take place to accommodate the City Hall lighting events:
Bay St. (between Queen St. and Dundas St.) and Hagerman St. (between Elizabeth St. and Bay St.) will be closed on:
• Saturday, November 25, from 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
• Saturday, December 2, 9 and 16, from 8 p.m. to 9:15 p.m.

For up-to-date road information, call the Toronto Road Info line 24-hours a day, seven days a week at 416-599-9090.

For more information about Cavalcade of Lights events, and other Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media contact:
Grant Ramsay, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318



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