City of Toronto  

Living in TorontoDoing businessVisiting TorontoAccessing City Hall
All news releases
Last 30 days
By month
Archived news release by year
  2012 - 2011 - 2010
  2009 - 2008 - 2007
  2006 - 2005 - 2004
  2003 - 2002 - 2001
  2000 - 1999 - 1998
RSS identifier linked to feed RSS
November 24, 2017
Cavalcade of Lights at Nathan Phillips Square this Saturday
The annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf will illuminate Nathan Phillips Square, located at 100 Queen Street W., tomorrow at 6 p.m. with DJ skating parties, live music, the countdown to the first lighting of Toronto's official Christmas tree, fireworks and more.

A media area with a platform and audio feed will be available at the event on the north side of the Nathan Phillips Square skating rink. Media are asked to confirm their attendance, make artist interview requests and provide production requirements in advance by emailing or calling 416-395-7318. Members of the media are advised to arrive early to set up in the media area.

The detailed event schedule for Saturday is as follows:

• A skating party with DJ Fawn Big Canoe, 6 p.m. – Mixing the sounds of house, bass, classic soul, disco and everything in between, this Toronto DJ will bring a sophisticated simplicity and effortless execution to the DJ booth.

• Charmie, 7 p.m. – Contemporary style of rhythm and blues and pop-soul from the singer and songwriter who has performed at Manifesto, Honey Jam, Canada Day 2017 and TEDx.

• Matthew Barber and Jill Barber, 7:45 p.m. – Together with a seven-piece band, these Canadian award-winning musical siblings will offer original songs that evoke the golden age of Canadiana roots music.

• A performance by Alex Cuba, sponsored by Great Gulf, 8:40 p.m. – Latin Grammy and Juno Award-winner Alex Cuba will perform his sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs that distinguish his style within the Latin music landscape.

• Skating Party with DJ MelBoogie, 9:40 p.m. – Recognized as a pioneer of Canadian hip hop and one of the country's best-known female DJs, MelBoogie's roots are deeply embedded in radio, both as a host and mix show format DJ.

• Illuminair Entertainment, 6:30 to 10:15 p.m. – Fire-based performances from Toronto's premier, bespoke circus company.

• Visuals by Roxanne Luchak, 6 to 6:55 p.m. and 9:40 to 10:30 p.m. – Toronto-based visual artist will present live video mixing using cutting-edge techniques on LED screens.

The complete event schedule is available at

The City is committed to creating an accessible event to help ensure that everyone who attends can enjoy this special evening. An accessible section will be available on the upper level roof terrace of the skate pavilion and ASL interpretation will be provided from the stage.

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. In 2017, Toronto is honouring Canada's 150th birthday with "TO Canada with Love," a year-long program of celebrations, commemorations and exhibitions. 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 on Twitter at and on Instagram at

Media Contact
Justine Palinska
Economic Development & Culture



Toronto maps | Get involved | Toronto links
© City of Toronto 1998-2018