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April 21, 2006
Media Advisory - Physical activity festival on Yonge Street
Mayor David Miller, Medical Officer of Health David McKeown, Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Executive Vice-President Tom Anselmi, and Future Aces Foundation President and Founding Director Herbert Carnegie will launch “Spring Into Action,” Toronto’s first
‘Get Your Move On’ physical activity festival this Sunday, April 23 at noon on Yonge-Dundas Square.

The “Spring Into Action” event will transform Yonge Street from Queen Street to Yonge-Dundas Square into a physical activity zone between noon and 6 p.m. People of all ages can sample a wide variety of fun, free activities, including street hockey (organized by the Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Development team), soccer, basketball, tennis, beach volleyball, yoga, pilates, javelin throws, running and hurdle relays, a bouncy castle, young children’s play space and good old-fashioned playground games.

Carlton the Bear (the Leafs’ mascot), the Raptor (the Raptor’s mascot) and Duke the Dog (the Toronto Marlies’ mascot) will be on hand. Further details are available at

Date: Sunday, April 23
Time: noon
Location: Main Stage, Dundas Square (Dundas Street East and Yonge Street)

Media contact:

Barbara Hansen
Toronto Public Health
‘Get Your Move On’ Project Manager



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