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June 25, 2007
Summer concerts return to Nathan Phillips Square
Celebrate summer at Nathan Phillips Square with Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays presented by Scotiabank. These free events offer the perfect lunchtime combination - Farmers’ Market on Wednesdays and delicious food at great prices on Thursdays - each complete with free noon hour performances featuring jazz, reggae, pop and soul. Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays takes place every Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 to August 23 at Nathan Phillips Square.

On Wednesdays, Ontario Farmers will provide an incredible array of crisp vegetables, juicy fruits, warm pastries, fresh-cut flowers and more from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays include a variety of Toronto restaurants bringing their international cuisine to the Square. Choose from tasty selections such as juicy burgers, delicious pad thai, succulent shrimp and spicy jerk chicken, each available for $5 or less. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Free live concerts will be held every Wednesday and Thursday from noon to 2 p.m.


July 11:
Chris Kirby & The Marquee

July 18:
Margaret Stowe Band

July 25:

August 1:

August 8:
The Creaking Tree String Quartet

August 15:
Robin Boers Trio

August 22:


July 12:
Kobo Town

July 19:
Jeremy Ledbetter and Canefire

July 26:
Jayme Stone

August 2:

August 9:
The Weber Brothers

August 16:
Peter Elkas

August 23:
Papa Duke

While visiting Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, the public can stop by the Scotiabank information tent and complete a ballot for the chance to win a pair of movie tickets every month for a year.

Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays are presented by Scotiabank. Special thanks to our other sponsors LÄRABAR and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.

Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen St. W., and is easily accessible by the TTC’s 501 Queen streetcar, the Yonge subway line (exit Queen station) or the University subway line (exit Osgoode station).

For more information on Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, or any other event produced by Toronto Special Events, the public can 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 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Marilyn Nickel, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7375,



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