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May 6, 2003
Toronto's Kids discover fun downtown
Toronto Special Events - Toronto Kids' Tuesdays presented by Scotiabank is a
four-week, interactive kids program at Nathan Phillips Square. These free
lunchtime mini-festivals explore fun themes with music and activities allowing
kids to create and play. Toronto Kids Tuesdays run Tuesdays between July 22 and
August 12 from 11 am - 1 pm.

Themes are Kidz' Cuisine (July 22), Dance Fever (July 29), Explore Your World!
(August 5) and Once Upon a Time? (August 12).

Kidz' Cuisine will help audiences discover food. Musician Jim MacMillan will
perform nutritious tracks off his CD, Anna's Box, including "Potatoes in the
Kitchen" and "Fruit Salad". After the concert, kids can burn off some steam by
adding their mark to a giant art installation using recyclable materials,
signing up for the Health Department's Lunch Bunch Club and more.

Dance Fever will get a kid's bootie shaking. Dance troupe StreetFeet will
perform hip hop style dancing before pulling participants out of the crowd to
learn a few moves. The Disco Bus will be on the Square providing up-and-coming
divas a place to practice their vocals. Glitter balls, disco lights and feather
boas are sure to set the mood. A game of giant Twister will be fun for all.

Explore your World discovers the wonders of the jungle, dinosaurs and safari.
Bertolt the Explorer brings his interactive adventure to the stage. Audience
members will be invited to join Bertolt in his search through the jungle for
the magical golden hanky. Kids can then check out a mindboggling interactive
magical show where they can unravel the secrets of magical tricks, discover
hidden treasures and use special tools to dig up their own dinosaur fossils and

The final Toronto Kids' Tuesday is Once Upon a Time?. The event is anchored by
a performance of the Princess and the Pea by Dufflebag Theatre. The improv
play, based on the classic, will feature audience members in key roles that
will add to and change the story line. Kids can also play on a giant inflatable
dragon slide. Royal buskers will add street style entertainment while the
imagination box area will have crowns and costumes that will allow kids to
pretend to be kings and queens.

Visitors to Toronto Kids' Tuesdays or any of the Toronto Special Events civic
squares events can take advantage of great rates at the Sheraton Centre Toronto
Hotel (123 Queen Street West). The Splash, Play and Stay deal including a
buffet breakfast, complimentary parking, an in-room movie or Nintendo game,
late check out and more for two adults and two children under the age of 12.
The room rate is $249 per evening. The public can call 1-800-325-3535 for

Admission to the Toronto Kids' Tuesdays is FREE and getting there couldn't be
easier! Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the
TTC Queen Streetcar (501), the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the
University Line (exit Osgoode station).

For more information on Toronto Kids Tuesdays and other Toronto Special Events,
call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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