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October 10, 2002
Water and lights set the stage at Yonge Dundas Square
Yonge Dundas Square celebrated a milestone today as twenty-two spectacular
fountains - the first major design element to be completed on the square -
were turned on.

"We're so excited about this latest development on the square that we can't
wait to share it," says Ron Soskolne, chair of the Board of Management for
Yonge Dundas Square. "Today's preview brings us one step closer to creating a
wonderful, vibrant new space for the people of Toronto to enjoy."

The twenty-two fountains on the one-acre space form a double row of water
geysers that emerge from the surface of the square. Lighting has been
incorporated to create a path of warm light along the square, adding to the
welcoming environment of the space. The fountains are computer programmed with
different lighting and water movement patterns. Today's sneak preview allows
the media a unique opportunity to see the fountains in action before spring
2003, when the fountains can be turned on again after winter.

"Yonge Dundas Square is designed to be Toronto's newest entertainment venue in
the heart of the city," said Councillor Kyle Rae (Ward 27 Toronto
Centre-Rosedale). The strikingly designed public space can be used for outdoor
entertainment and community events as well as larger special events, drawing
tourists and visitors alike. Corporations and not-for-profit organizations can
lease the square for promotions and special events.

Yonge Dundas Square is operated by a Board of Management comprised of local
business people and community leaders.

Digital images of the Yonge Dundas Square fountains are available at:

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