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October 3, 2016
City of Toronto's #TheNest returns to Nathan Phillips Square to support the Toronto Blue Jays in wild card game
To support the Toronto Blue Jays in this week's wild card game, the City of Toronto will once again broadcast the game on a large screen on the stage at Nathan Phillips Square. Last year, Jays fans flocked to the #TheNest to cheer on their team.

"I'm so pleased that our Blue Jays are once again in the running for the playoffs. Last year, they gave it all they had and their hometown crowd was behind them 100 per cent," said Mayor John Tory. "#TheNest became a symbol of the city's passionate support for the Jays. Bringing it back this year will add to the excitement while giving everyone an opportunity to root for them to go all the way. See you in #TheNest!"

On Tuesday, October 4 at noon, Mayor Tory, joined by City Councillors, ACE the Blue Jays mascot and fans, will raise the Blue Jays flag on the Podium Roof at City Hall to kick off the 2016 playoff action.

Following this past weekend's successful Nuit Blanche event, Toronto's art fans and baseball fans will celebrate together as Nuit Blanche's Extended Projects remain on Nathan Phillips Square until Monday, October 10. The nightly projection shows feature Death of the Sun by Director X and Pneuma by Floria Sigismondi. To accommodate both celebrations, there may be some adjustments to previously announced Nuit Blanche show schedules. Updated details will be posted at

The wild card game against Baltimore will take place on Tuesday, October 4 at 8 p.m. and will be broadcasted on the square in full HD quality. The 3DTORONTO sign will be illuminated blue and white. Food trucks will be on the square to provide food and beverages and give viewers a stadium-like experience.

Toronto is Canada's largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. It is a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture and is consistently ranked one of the world's most livable cities. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can visit, call 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, or follow us @TorontoComms.

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