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June 16, 2017
Cultural Hotspot celebration at East York Civic Centre
Mayor John Tory will be joined tomorrow by Councillor Mary Fragedakis (Ward 29 Toronto-Danforth) and Councillor Janet Davis (Ward 31 Beaches-East York) at an afternoon event featuring free performances and art activities celebrating the launch of Toronto's fourth annual Cultural Hotspot.

Date: Saturday, June 17
Time: 1 to 4 p.m. (remarks at 2 p.m.)
Location: East York Civic Centre, 850 Coxwell Ave.

The family-friendly event will include dance and music performances by Broken Dance, Baque de Bamba, Gower Street Gang, the Junkestra and DJ Cozmic Cat along with arts activities by VIBE Arts and Pamela Schuller. A community arts fair will also take place, featuring interactive art activities and pop-up performances.

From now through October, the City of Toronto's Cultural Hotspot celebrates arts, culture and community in East York and East End communities. The Cultural Hotspot is produced by the City in collaboration with local arts, cultural, educational and heritage organizations, community partners and local businesses. More information is available at

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 will honour 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

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