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December 9, 2003
Always lending a helping hand
Toronto Special Events - Volunteers generously donate their time to WinterCity.
This 14-day series of events benefits from this dedication as the volunteers
ensure the programming runs smoothly and remains fun for all.

Toronto Special Events volunteers fill key positions at our year-round
festivals and events providing a sense of warm community spirit. Currently,
there is a team of more than 1,000 volunteers with very diverse backgrounds -
from service clubs to cultural groups - coming together to celebrate our city
and actively participate in their neighbourhood.

Toronto Special Events is proud to receive the support of:

City of Toronto Parks & Recreation, Volunteer Leadership Program
Girl Guides of Canada - Toronto Area
Montage Support Services
Rotary Club of North York
Rotary Club of Willowdale
Rotary Club of York
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 66
Scouts Canada - Greater Toronto Region
Scouts Canada - Old Mill 153rd Troop
Yat San Chinese School

Dare to forget the weather at the party hosted by the world's coolest winter
city. Toronto's newest winter festival, WinterCity, built on the foundation of
the long-running WinterFest, creates a new tradition of winter revellry.
Running from January 30 - February 12, 2004, this 14-day celebration gives
center stage to the city's renowned culture, creativity and cuisine. With
stellar free indoor and outdoor programming, the hugely popular prix fixe
restaurant promotion Winterlicious presented by American Express plus tons of
winter programming and discounts at Toronto's attractions, WinterCity provides
the perfect opportunity to sample the lush culture and intriguing diversity
Toronto has to offer.

Admission to WinterCity 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). Mel Lastman Square is located at 5100 Yonge
Street. Take the Yonge Line subway (exit North York Centre). Yonge-Dundas
Square is located at 1 Dundas Street East. Take the TTC Yonge Line subway (exit
Dundas station). The Toronto Eaton Centre is located between Dundas and Queen
Streets on the west side of Yonge Street. Take the TTC Yonge Line subway (exit
Dundas or Queen stations). For other locations in the city, visit the TTC
website at

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special
Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media Contact:
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events



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