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May 22, 2003
Celebrate Kids @ Lawrence greets kids with a giant playground
Toronto Special Events -- The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival's has created a
giant outdoor playground just for kids at the festival's Lawrence site. The
location is complete with stellar children's concerts, interactive dance,
brain-tickling science and fun family attractions. Celebrate Kids @ Lawrence
sponsored by McDonald's Special Events is open on Saturday, July 5 from 11 a.m.
- 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 6 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Performance highlights at this north end festival site, located at the
intersection of Lawrence and Yonge, include the "mis" adventures of Angelina
Ballerina. A star in all mediums - film, televisions and books - the
pirouetting mouse takes centre stage in the Kids in Groove performance space.
The stage also features dance performances by hip-hop and breakdance troupe
StreetFeet and multi-cultural dance group Rhythmic Dance.

The McDonald's Family Jam Stage presents a mix of musical artists that will
entertain throughout the day. Performers include award-winning singer and
songwriter Norman Foote and his delightful friends, Jim MacMillan with his
energetic, humourous and fun-loving songs and Charlie's edutainment

The Magic & Moves stage showcases music, stories and magic from around the
world. Performances include the beautiful and physical drumming of Kiyoshi
Nagata Taiko Ensemble, the right-before-your-eyes "Magic from Around the World"
by the Magically Hip and the musical storytelling show "I Heard a Story"
presented by Really Little Theatre.

Shoppers Drug Mart KidsPlay offers endless interactive activities for kids
including tattoos, make a hat or sun catcher, get their face painted, and
wander through the Bears' Den Maze. The area offers all that and so much more.
The Ronald McDonald Sports Zone challenges visitors with interactive games and
great food prizes. Fizzical Fizzicks will offer brain-tickling science with a
circus show twist.

As well as all this, Celebrate Kids @ Lawrence will offer the bouncing play of
a huge inflatable village, Angelina Ballerina themed make and take crafts and
face painting and more.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart
transforms five major intersections along the world's longest street, Yonge
Street, into a world-class, free one-of-a-kind festival. Scheduled for July 4
- 6, 2003, the multi award-winning Celebrate Toronto Street Festival honours
the city's rich culture and diversity with spectacular performances by local,
national and international artists. The festival, which draws more than one
million revellers each year, is a great stop for locals and tourists alike to
toast this great city.

Admission to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is FREE and getting there
couldn't be easier. All five festival sites are accessible via the Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC). Festival subway stops on the Yonge line are Dundas,
Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence stations. TTC one-day passes can be
purchased for $7.75.

For more information on the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival and other events
produced by Toronto Special Events, the public can call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338 or visit Watch for more
details to be released soon.

Media Contact
Amber Authier
Toronto Special Events

Kimberly Bain
Toronto Special Events



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