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June 21, 2001
Let there be fireworks on Canada Day
Parks and Recreation -- Thanks to Pizza Pizza and Toronto Parks and Recreation,
there will be fireworks on the waterfront at Ashbridges Bay on Canada Day, July
1. The Pizza Pizza Toronto Festival of Fire will light up the shores of Lake
Ontario with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks display that starts at 10 p.m.

"We are thrilled that Pizza Pizza has caught the Canada Day spirit and is
sponsoring the Pizza Pizza Toronto Festival of Fire," said Mayor Mel Lastman.
"Everyone loves fireworks and this is bound to be a terrific show."

The event, which begins at 6 p.m., will include a beer garden on the beach,
food, Phe Cullen performing jazz standards and classic rock, and fun
culminating in the Pizza Pizza Toronto Festival of Fire. Canada Day festivities
at Ashbridges Bay are made possible in part by Toronto Parks and Recreation,
Pizza Pizza, Labatt, Mix 99.9 and Toronto Police Services, and is produced by
Beaches Live Inc.

Ashbridges Bay Park is located on Lake Shore Boulevard East at the foot of
Coxwell Avenue and is easily accessible by public transit. TTC service will be
increased between Queen Street East and the Bloor-Danforth subway on the
Coxwell (22A), Main (64) and Woodbine South (92A) routes to handle the 100,000
people expected at the event. It is recommended that you use the TTC and leave
your car at home.

A limited number of parking spaces have been set aside for physically
challenged people and their families in a special viewing area.

City bylaws prohibit the public from setting off fireworks in the park.

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