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January 23, 2007
Rink at Nathan Phillips Square closed for WinterCity ice painting
The ice rink at Nathan Phillips Square will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, January 24 to accommodate “Paintings Below Zero” - part of Toronto’s upcoming WinterCity Festival. Artist Gordon Halloran of British Columbia will create an ice painting directly on the rink surface, allowing skaters to glide across his design.

The rink is expected to re-open for public skating on Thursday, January 25.

WinterCity runs from January 26 to February 8.

The award-winning WinterCity festival presented by American Express Philanthropic Program offers a 14-day, city-wide celebration of Toronto’s diversity of spirit, including delicious culinary experiences, free entertainment and a showcase of the city’s vibrant arts scene. For two weeks, the festival shines a spotlight on Toronto’s creative and talented performers, diverse hospitality industry, and world-class attractions.

For more information about WinterCity and other signature events produced by 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 more than 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 livability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Grant Ramsay
Toronto Special Events



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