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May 28, 2003
A preview of Yonge-Dundas Square Opening Celebration highlights
  
What:
The media are invited to an evening rehearsal for the Yonge-Dundas Square
Opening Celebration. Two key performance elements from the event will be
offered:
- a Carnival procession featuring 75 drummers from the Hummingbird Tassa
Drummers, Jeng Yi Korean Drumming and Dance troupe, Muhtadi and the Nubian
Drummers and Samba Squad
- daring aerial feats by Cirque Sublime performed from a zip line strung across
the Square to heights as high as 220 feet

Available for interviews:
Jaye Robinson, Director, City of Toronto Special Events
Ron Soskolne, Chairman, Board of Management, Yonge-Dundas Square

When
Thursday, May 29, 6 - 10 p.m.

6 - 6:30 p.m
Rehearsal of drumming procession. Guaranteed continuous movement during this
time period will provide an excellent opportunity for live news coverage.

7 - 10 p.m.
Cirque, zip line, lighting and audio run-throughs.
Note: although we welcome media to get a sneak peek at these elements of the
event, we will not be able to guarantee the timing of performances during this
portion of the rehearsal.

Where
Yonge-Dundas Square

Why
Toronto's most anticipated meeting place, Yonge-Dundas Square, officially
launches with a spectacular show on Friday, May 30. Incorporating live music,
cirque performances and fireworks, this event will establish the square as
Toronto's newest entertainment venue in the heart of the city. The evening,
which runs from 5 - 11 p.m., will include performances by Snow, Treble Charger,
Cirque Sublime and members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra. The launch
incorporates 360 degrees of free entertainment for a true celebration of life
in Toronto.


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

 

 

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