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May 22, 2003
The city's core rocks at Celebrate Downtown @ Dundas
  
Toronto Special Events -- The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival returns to the
heart of the city at Dundas. The site, which includes Yonge-Dundas Square,
Toronto's newest entertainment venue, features tons of live music, thrill
shows, sports, robot battles, and more. Celebrate Downtown @ Dundas is open on
Saturday, July 5 from 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 6 from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

The city's core is going to rock at the Dundas site for Club Yonge (Saturday,
July 5 from 8 - 11 p.m.) with a high-energy concert. Intense ska artists The
Salads provide a healthy alternative to start the festivities. Pop-punk brats,
Not by Choice, are poised to set audiences eardrums on end in a kicking
headline set.

The Dundas Square stage offers up the best in Canadian new-school rock.
Highlight performances on the stage include local mummer generators The Dears,
the melodic, emotionally fueled pop sounds of Pilate, Hotel's versatile and
melodic yet muscular sound, and beautiful eccentric rock and roll with By
Divine Right. Other acts performing over the weekend are The Eines, The
Meligrove, The Kingpins, Cuff the Duke, The Weekend, Grindig, Bedouin
Soundclash, and The Chickens.

Other attractions include Tower of Power with a ski and snowboard show that
integrates trampolines and two towers helping performers obtain maximum air.
Aerial daredevils, Craz-E-Crew Stunt Team presented by Shoppers Drug Mart,
perform mountain bike and skateboard tricks up to 18 feet above the ground.
Circus Orange's one hot show, combines circus, vaudeville and demolition derby.
Robot Riots features bawtz on the street to compete for the first time ever in
Canada. Beach Blast presented by The Toronto Eaton Centre - volleyball, sand
and all - invites the public to compete with teams that include Olympic
athletes.

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 on both Saturday and Sunday.

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 http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


Media Contact
Amber Authier
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@toronto.ca

Kimberly Bain
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@toronto.ca

 

 

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