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June 12, 2001
Media Advisory: Historic Junction celebrates roots and renaissance
Toronto Economic Development Division -- Members of the media are invited to
attend a special Junction retail networking event hosted by the Junction
Business and Community Development Corporation and the City of Toronto's
Economic Development Division. The evening event is an opportunity for
retailers, artists, developers and residents to celebrate the recent
improvements to the streetscape in the historic Junction area in west Toronto.

The eight-block stretch of Dundas Street West at Keele Street has a long
history in the City of Toronto. Once a thriving industrial area supported by
the railroad industries and the stockyards, the Junction fell into decline
after the Second World War. A total prohibition on liquor sales kept the area
dry from 1904 to 1997. Now, as home to 360 businesses, a thriving arts
community and an up-and-coming residential area, there is a renewed spirit and
sense of excitement as the Junction comes of age.

The Junction retail networking event:

The historic May Brothers Building
2869 Dundas Street West
(south side of Dundas at Keele Street)

Thursday, June 14

Music by the Howard Lopez Jazz Group:
6:30 p.m.

Remarks by guest speaker John C. Williams, retailing expert:
7:30 p.m.

Fashion show:
8:30 p.m.
The show will feature the creations of local designer Nathaniel Jameer,
two-time finalist of the Smirnoff International Fashion Awards.

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