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March 28, 2003
Customer Appreciation Night at St. Lawrence Market
The merchants of the St. Lawrence Market are hosting a party in appreciation of
their loyal customers and to celebrate the success of the Toronto Dollar
program. The event will be held at the South St. Lawrence Market on Thursday,
April 3 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

The evening's program will include entertainment and music, food and beverages,
community awards, and displays by community organizations supported by Toronto

Event organizers will present the Toronto Dollar "Frankly Bob" awards. Named
after Bob Lothian, the first "mayor" of Toronto's Street City, an experiment in
housing homeless people, the awards are for excellence in the literary and
visual arts for long-term survivors of poverty.

Numerous other awards and presentations of Toronto Dollar grants, will take
place in the north-east corner, downstairs, at the South Market.

Adam Vaughan of CBC-TV will return as the evening's master of ceremonies.

This fourth annual customer appreciation night is by invitation only.
Invitations can be obtained by visiting St. Lawrence Market merchants. This
year, the Market will also celebrate its 200th anniversary.

The Toronto Dollar is a local currency developed by St. Lawrence Works.
Shoppers exchange Canadian dollars at par for Toronto dollars. Ten per cent of
the exchange is set aside in the Toronto Dollar Community Trust Fund to support
local community groups.

The South St. Lawrence Market is located at 95 Front St. E. at Jarvis Street.
Free parking will be available at the Canada Auto Parks beside the Market on
Jarvis Street.

For more information, visit the Web sites at

Media Contact
Jorge Carvalho, St. Lawrence Market



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