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November 21, 2007
Media Advisory - Mayor David Miller illuminates new lighting display for Cavalcade of Lights
The 41st annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank kicks off this Saturday at Nathan Phillips Square. The event includes the illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree and a new lighting display featuring 300,000 dazzling LED lights, designed by Brian Gluckstein, in partnership with the Bay and with support from Tourism Toronto. The night will also feature a free holiday concert, a spectacular fireworks display, and coincides with the first night of free skating at the Nathan Phillips Square rink.

Date: Saturday, November 24
Times: 6:45 p.m. - Irving Berlin’s White Christmas Singers (pre-show performance)
7 p.m. - Nikki Yanofsky and the Imani Gospel Singers
7:15 p.m. - welcoming remarks by hosts Kevin Frankish and Maie Potts
7:20 p.m. - tree lighting by Mayor David Miller
7:25 p.m. - holiday concert with Jully Black, Sarah Slean, Murray McLauchlan, Louise Pitre and Kim Stockwood
8:25 p.m. - fireworks
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

The evening continues until 10 p.m. with skating to tunes by DJ Boogie.

For more information about all Cavalcade of Lights events and other Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Giannina Warren, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318,



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