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July 4, 2003
Media Advisory: Toast the city with opening ceremonies of the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
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
to 6, 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. The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is promoted in
association with the "Toronto: You Belong Here" campaign.

Date: Friday, July 4
Location: Eglinton site at Yonge St.
Time: 8 to 11 p.m.

Event Schedule:
8 - 8:30 p.m.
Quimica Perfecta
Toronto's experts de timba (music)

8:35 - 8:43 p.m.
Hosts Tom & Jerry and Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski
Official welcome, introduction of city councillors, O Canada video and official
opening remarks by Councillor Chris Korwin-Kuczynski

8:44 - 8:48 p.m.
Team Ryouko
Inspired by the achievements of Bruce Lee, this is martial arts and gymnastics
in a single physical discipline (martial arts demonstration)

8:49 - 9:04 p.m.
Melanie Durrant
Motown recording artist (music)

9:05 - 9:10 p.m.
Bedlam Oz
Eye-catching giant slinkie in visual physical theatre (spectacle)

9:12 - 9:27 p.m.
Sarah Slean
A sweet mix of playful cabaret tunes, which bridge an assortment of musical
genres (music)

9:27 - 9:31 p.m.
Strange Fruit
Australian exports perform their breathtaking ballet in the sky (aerial ballet
on sway poles)

9:32 - 9:36 p.m.
Hangtime Circus
Twists and turns in a dangling performance (suspended acrobatics)

9:38 - 9:53 p.m.
Gordie Johnson and Kelly Hoppe of Big Sugar
An acoustic blues set including a new approach to Big Sugar hits (music)

9:55 - 10 p.m.
Circus Orange
A visual assault with bouncing stilts, fire and pyrotechnics (extreme busking)

10:05 - 11 p.m.
Tara Tuma
High-energy live performances and top-notch musicianship with 15 years
experience (music)

Media contacts:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7318, or 416-371-7032 (cell)

Kimberly Bain, Event Supervisor, Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7411, or 416-305-3657 (cell)

Marilyn Nickel, Marketing Manager, Toronto Special Events, or 416-984-5980



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