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July 2, 2003
Media Advisory: The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival takes the celebration to Yonge and Eglinton
In a summer filled with an exciting list of special events, the Celebrate
Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart promises to be the
biggest party of them all. In preparation for the festival's kick-off on
Friday, July 4 at Yonge and Eglinton, three remarkable performers will offer a
sneak preview of what is to come. Prepare to be dazzled by the outstanding
performances that include:

Strange Fruit - Direct from Australia. With their heads in the clouds, two
brilliantly costumed artists perform breathtaking aerial ballet on 4.5 metre
high sway poles. Incorporating dynamic dance, comedy and athletic movement,
it's a stunning feast for the eyes.

Team Ryouko - Kicks, flips and tricks, this Toronto Xtreme Martial Arts
Performance Team explore the limitations of the human body. Inspired by the
work of Jackie Chan, Jet Li and many others, Team Ryouko incorporates martial
arts, gymnastics and sheer muscle power to astonish and amaze.

Circus Orange - They'll blow your mind with everything from the most extreme
and bizarre tricks to beautiful and stunning circus stunts. These high-impact,
extreme buskers from Toronto have travelled the globe performing daring fire
acts, spectacular stilt stunts and death-defying chain saw juggling.

Date: Thursday, July 3

Time: 11:40 a.m.

Location: North-west corner of Yonge & Eglinton (rain location: main level
Yonge-Eglinton Centre)

NOTE: Please call ahead and make arrangements for live noon news segments.

Celebrate Toronto Street Festival begins on Friday, July 4 at 8 p.m. at the
intersection of Yonge and Eglinton with the incredible opening ceremonies
presented by the Government of Canada setting the stage for a full weekend of
fantastic music, vibrant dance, breathtaking thrill shows and more. The
festival continues throughout the weekend at five festival sites along Yonge
Street (Dundas, Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence), open 11 a.m. to 11
p.m. on Saturday, July 5 and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 (Yonge and
Lawrence gets started at 10 a.m.).

Media contacts:
Kimberly Bain, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7411 or 416-305-3657 (cell), or
Amber Authier, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318 or 416-371-7030, or



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