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December 9, 2003
Corporate support is at the heart of this living festival
Toronto Special Events - WinterCity relies on the support of corporate sponsors
and partners to help with launching this exciting new festival in Toronto.
Sponsors are an integral part of the festival team and remain the reason why
this 14-day long series of events is accessible for everyone.

The sponsor of the Cool Kids Series at Yonge-Dundas Sqaure is Scotiabank:

"Scotiabank is delighted to be a sponsor of The Cool Kids Series at
Yonge-Dundas Square as part of Toronto's first annual WinterCity," said Pat
Minicucci, Senior Vice- President, Toronto Region, Scotiabank. "We are
committed to supporting the communities in which we live and work. WinterCity
provides a great opportunity for the people of Toronto to enjoy the season and
support our great city."

The sponsor of the Cool Kids Series at Mel Lastman Square is Enbridge Gas

"Enbridge is proud to help heat up Mel Lastman Square during Toronto's first
annual WinterCity Festival," says Jim Schultz, President, Enbridge Gas
Distribution. "We invite Cool Kids and friends of all ages to bundle up and
enjoy some great outdoor entertainment and family fun."

Toronto Special Events is pleased to welcome the Government of Canada as a
returning partner of WinterCity in 2004. For additional information on
Government of Canada's programs and services, Canadians can call 1 800 O Canada
or visit the Government of Canada web site at The Government of
Canada Brigade will be at various WinterCity venues spreading the word on those
programs and services via free giveaways.

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 at the corner of Yonge and
Dundas Streets. 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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