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May 6, 2003
A big band tip of the hat to Toronto's seniors
Toronto Special Events -- Salute to Seniors presented by Scotiabank is a
popular free event that kicks off the Toronto Special Events summer season. The
afternoon provides live music by Swing Shift Big Band and dancing from that
era. Taking place on Wednesday, June 11 at Nathan Phillips Square from noon to
2 p.m., Salute to Seniors is an afternoon tip of the hat that includes the
annual Lifestyle Information Fair.

The live music on the stage will be provided by the Swing Shift Big Band. This
17-piece orchestra with dazzling vocals will perform favourites from the big
band era, including the work of Tommy Dorsey, Count Basie and Duke Ellington.
Professional swing dancers will get the audience up and moving on the specially
created dance floor on the Square as accompaniment to the band.

The Lifestyle Information Fair returns to Toronto City Hall's Rotunda. The
fair, sponsored by the Toronto Seniors' Assembly, is designed to educate
seniors on a variety of topics ranging from library services for seniors to
elder abuse. For more information on the Senior's Lifestyle Information Fair,
contact the Toronto Seniors' Assembly at 416- 392-5388.

Visitors to Salute to Seniors and 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 includes 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 bookings.

Admission to Salute to Seniors 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 the Salute to Seniors and other Toronto Special Events,
call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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