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September 8, 2003
Sail, Soar and Celebrate in Toronto
This week, Mayor Mel Lastman's "Toronto: You Belong Here" Recovery Task Force
invites you to sail, soar and celebrate the city at a range of exciting events.
Whether it's sailing on Lake Ontario at the Toronto In-Water Boat Show, soaring
to new heights at the Industrial Alliance KiteFest, or sampling a variety of
vegetarian foods at the 19th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair, you can experience it
all in Toronto.

Here are September 11 - 15 event highlights:

Fifth Annual Toronto In-Water Boat Show, September 11 to 14
Starting this Thursday, come out to Ontario Place and experience Ontario's
largest in-water boat show. The event will feature a complete line-up of sail
and power boats, including the exciting 2004 models, boating accessories,
marine services, and more! Talk to experts and experience the boating lifestyle
first hand with a free 30-minute boat ride of your choice of sail, paddle or
power boat. Grounds admission to Ontario Place and the Toronto In-Water Boat
Show is $9 for adults, $4 for children and $6 for seniors. For more
information, visit or call 905-951-0009.

19th Annual Vegetarian Food Fair, September 12 to 14
Treat yourself to a selection of delicious vegetarian foods, including Asian
rice dishes, satay, empanadas, sushi, savoury curries, decadent desserts and
more, next weekend at the Vegetarian Food Fair. The largest event of its kind
in North America, the Fair will give you an unparalleled opportunity to enjoy a
diverse cross-section of vegetarian cuisine. Head down to York Quay Centre,
Harbourfront Centre (235 Queens Quay West) to discover new products and ideas
from more than 80 exhibitors and enjoy a wide variety of presentations and
cooking demos. Admission is free. For more information, visit
or call 416-544-9800.

Junction Arts Festival, September 13 and 14
The Junction Arts Festival brings together the visual and performing arts in a
family-oriented weekend of fun. From noon to 11 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5
p.m. on Sunday, visit Dundas Street West between Indian Grove and Quebec Avenue
to enjoy festivities including a juried art show featuring the work of
established and emerging artists, live musical performances, dancers, poetry
readings, interactive demonstrations, workshops and kids activities. Admission
is free. For more information, visit, or call

Ninth Annual Industrial Alliance KiteFest, September 13 and 14
Next weekend, Milliken District Park (McCowan Road, south of Steeles Avenue
East) will come alive with the soaring spectacle of the Industrial Alliance
KiteFest. The event will feature demonstrations by champion kite-fliers and
master kite-makers from all over the world, kite-making workshops for children
and a festival bazaar. For more information, visit
or call 416-979-7110.

Toronto International Film Festival, through to September 13
Don't miss the lights, cameras and action as the Toronto International Film
Festival wraps up this weekend. Featuring 339 top-caliber films (254 features
and 85 shorts) the festival runs annually in downtown Toronto and attracts some
of the world's biggest stars! Be sure to check
for updates, box office information, film lists and festival insights. For more
information, call 416-968-FILM.

Three Tenor and Friends Concerts, September 12, 19 and 26
Come hear the beautiful music in Mel Lastman Square. This year's Three Tenor
and Friends concerts continue on September 12, 19 and 26. Free of charge and
open to everyone, the concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. and run until 9:30 p.m.
Donations will be collected at the event to support the PAVE organization,
Parents Against Violence Everywhere. For more information, call 416-338-0338.

Corporate partners in the "Toronto: You Belong Here" campaign include AirMiles,
McDonalds, Sears Travel, Bell Canada, VISA, Avis Rent A Car, TABIA (Toronto
Association of Business Improvement Areas), Eaton Centre, Telus Mobility, Tommy
Hilfiger, Partners Film Inc. and Toronto attractions.

Media contact: Winnie Li,
Mayor's "Toronto: You Belong Here" Recovery Task Force Secretariat,



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