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June 10, 2003
Delight your senses in Toronto this weekend and don't forget to invite your Dad
Let Toronto dazzle your senses this Father's Day weekend with the tastes,
sounds, and sights of our city. Mayor Mel Lastman's "Toronto: You Belong Here"
Recovery Task Force invites residents to check out these City events that are
sure to bring your senses to life.

Here are this weekend's event highlights. For a complete listing of events,

Taste of Little Italy, June 13-14
Experience the best of Little Italy this weekend as restaurateurs, craftspeople
and musicians re-create a European neighbourhood in downtown Toronto. More than
50 restaurants will showcase exotic flavours and Italian favourites in an
eight-block radius on College Street between Euclid and Shaw. Come out and
enjoy the taste, sounds and feel of Italy for loonies not lira. Check out for more information.

BBQ Cook-off and Craft Beer Show, June 13-15
Bring your dad to the St. Lawrence Market's three-day party, celebrating the
tastes of summer with live entertainment, a barbecue cook-off and a craft beer
show. Nothing says summer like the scent of BBQ on the grill - as ten
professional barbecue teams from across North America compete to win awards and
bragging rights for the best chicken, ribs and sauce. Savour the flavours of
more than 50 different brands of craft brewed beer from 19 microbreweries, and
learn about beer-making traditions and innovations. Admission to the grounds
is free. For more information call 416-392-7120.

Sounds of the Danforth, June 14-15
Head to the Danforth for two solid days of free music at the Alexander the
Great parkette at Logan Street. Sway to sounds from Ecuador, Greece and Cuba
with some jazz, folk, R&B, pop and Latin salsa added for good measure. For more
information visit

Ivory DadWalk at the Toronto Zoo, June 15
Feel the fresh air and celebrate Father's Day with the whole family at the
White Ribbon Campaign's 4th Annual Ivory DadWalk at the Toronto Zoo. Meet
Celebrity Dads from the Raptors, the Leafs, the Argos and the Rock at our
Celebrity Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy children's singer, Erick Traplin, the Rock
Lacrosse Road Show and much, much more. Collect donations for this worthwhile
cause and win great prizes! For more information, visit
or phone 416-DAD-WALK.

Blue Jays Tie Day, June 15
This Father's Day, take your MVP (Most Valuable Pop) to a Jays game. Be one of
the first 25,000 fans at the SkyDome to receive a free Blue Jays tie for dad.
Experience the sights, sounds, flavours and feel of a day with the Toronto Blue

Rhythms of the World; Harbourfront Centre
The international sounds of this CBC sponsored, free 'roots' concert with bring
you to your feet this Saturday at Harbourfront. From calypso to samba to
reggae, these bands will have you dancing. For more information view

The Power Plant Summer Exhibition: Stretch, June 14
Starting this Saturday, Stretch brings together approximately 20 artists from
the Americas, internationally recognized names as well as those who are
emerging on the international scene. Challenge your visual limits with these
thought provoking pieces. For more information visit

Sights in the City
Check out our City's sights with walking tours to historic landmarks, beautiful
gardens and niche communities. Or, for an indoor viewing experience, you can
enjoy the finest exhibits in Toronto's galleries and museums. From strolls
through your favourite neighbourhood to visiting a city landmark you've yet to
see, Toronto's attractions, communities and greenspaces will keep you busy all
weekend long. For more information visit

Media Contact
Brad Ross
City of Toronto Media Relations



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