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May 4, 2001
Media Advisory : Ford 2001 Toronto Taxi Roadeo and Festival bigger and better
  
Urban Development Services -- Members of the city's taxi industry and their
families are in for an entire day of celebrations and competition at this
year's second annual Ford 2001 Toronto Taxi Roadeo and Festival on Sunday, May
6.

The industry-only roadeo and festival, hosted by the Ford Motor Company and the
City of Toronto, recognizes the important contribution the taxi industry makes
to Toronto.

The day also gives the taxi industry an opportunity to experience new products
such as the all-new Ford Stretch Crown Victoria, which was designed at the
request of the taxi/limousine industry. The Stretch Crown Victoria is six
inches longer, available in gasoline or dedicated natural gas powered models,
and is set to begin production this summer.

Location: Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Members of the media can park in the VIP parking area

Time : 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, May 6

Highlights of the day include the taxi parade, the roadeo and festival kick-off
and two driving competitions where licensed Toronto cab drivers vie for top
spots in three driving challenges. Drivers will test their skills in
factory-built natural gas powered vehicles from the Ford Motor Company.

Corporate sponsors include the Ford Motor Company, Baird MacGregor Insurance
Brokers Inc., the Toronto Taxicab Alliance, Mobilcom, Silent Witness, Cantech
International Inc., Tourism Toronto and H&S Fleet Services Inc.

Photo Opportunities:

9:30 a.m. Taxi parade

10 a.m. The Ford 2001 Toronto Taxi Roadeo & Festival kick-off

10 a.m. to noon Morning driving competition

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Afternoon driving competition

4 p.m. Awards presentation


Media Contact
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416-338-0338

 

 

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