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June 5, 2001
Canada's Birthday ...Two Great Ways to Celebrate
  
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Double your fun on Canada Day and party with the
whole family at two great events produced by Toronto Special Events - Canada
Day celebration at Nathan Phillips Square and our Canada Day Ceilidh at Mel
Lastman Square.

Nathan Phillips Square noon to 2 p.m.
Celebrate Canada's 134th birthday at the seat of municipal government with
Toronto's Official Canada Day Ceremonies featuring the Canadian Singers, Kanata
Native Dance Troupe and folk revivalist band Scrûj MacDuhk. Enjoy a slice of
the gigantic birthday cake courtesy of the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and
watch the spectacular release of 134 doves. Children can have their face
painted, draw in the chalk yard and make their own colourful mark on the Great
Canadian Flag Mosaic.

Then rest up or take in the downtown sights before making your way to Mel
Lastman Square for a 7 p.m. show time.

Mel Lastman Square 7 to 10:30 pm
Mel Lastman Square's celebration kicks off with a Canadian Celtic Review
guaranteed to get you bopping, reeling and moving! Featuring singer songwriter
Aengus Finnan and his powerful vocals, Celtic band Scrûj MacDuhk and, rounding
out the musical evening, the distinct Irish Rock of Canada's award-winning
Mahones.

What would Canada Day be without fireworks? Brilliant fireworks choreographed
to music provides the grand finale for this spectacular evening.

Admission is FREE. Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West
at the corner of Bay Street and Queen Street and is easily accessible by the
TTC at the Osgoode subway station or the Queen subway station. Mel Lastman
Square is located at 5100 Yonge Street and is easily accessible by the TTC at
the North York Centre subway station.

For more information call the Toronto Special Events Hotline at 416-395-7350 or
check out http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.


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