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January 21, 2002
Toronto Winterfest Expands Programming to Target Adult Audience
Toronto Special Events -- Ontario's second largest winter festival is about
to get even bigger as Toronto Winterfest presented by Shoppers Drug Mart
expands its programming to include entertainment and activities for adults, as
well as kids. At Toronto Winterfest 2002, young and old alike can enjoy the
sounds of some of Toronto's top musical talent, mind-blowing cirque and thrill
shows, show-stopping street theatre and savoury treats. So celebrate, don't
hibernate! Get out on February 8, 9 & 10, 2002 and enjoy the coolest event of
the year.

This incredible 3-day indoor-outdoor winter festival is so jam-packed with
non-stop things to see and do, it takes two major winter wonderland
destinations to showcase it all. And, its all for free! Its traditional
"North Pole" location at Mel Lastman Square is chock full of exciting
activities for the kids, while our "South Pole" location at Nathan Phillips
Square is programmed this year to accommodate the tastes of the festival's
growing adult audience. Also new this year, Nathan Phillips Square becomes the
home of the festival's Friday night opening ceremonies and the ever-popular ice
show featuring world champion ice skaters.

Nathan Phillips Square - 100 Queen Street West
Go south for the winter and chill out in the heart of the city as we offer
entertainment for grownups that is uniquely Toronto: showcasing the best in
world music, cultural dance, thrilling attractions and amazing edible eats.
Highlights include:

- World's only performance ice sculptors Fear No Ice presented by The Toronto
Eaton Centre
- Two spectacular ice shows featuring Canadian champion Josée Chouinard and
Olympic gold medallist Alexei Urmanov
- A stellar concert line-up with something for every musical taste including
the operatic vocals of the 3 Canadian Tenors, the Celtic spirit of Slainte
Mhath, the bluegrass beats of Jughead, and the incredible International
Drumming Finale featuring over 50 drummers.
- Captivating aerial acrobatics and dance from Cirque Sublime presented by
- Savoury soups from around the world and other tasty treats at our Soup

Mel Lastman Square - 5100 Yonge Street
Head north for cool fun with the kids at this family destination full of
fantastic attractions, fun parades, face painting, make and take crafts, and
top children's performers. Highlights include:

- Mad Science and Kennedy Space Center's Visitors Complex's Mad Mission to
Mars 2025, a theatrical journey through the cosmos with special guest Astronaut
Richard Searfoss
- The hysterical antics of Daredevil Opera in their latest production Circus
- The Canadian premiere of The All Aboard Tour with Thomas the Tank Engine &
Friends presented by Scotiabank
- Richard Scarry's Busytown Express Tour presented by SuperPages featuring the
best-selling children's author's storybook characters Huckle Cat, Hilda Hippo
and Lowly Worm in a musical revue.

The fun begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, February 8 at Nathan Phillips Square
with the Opening Ceremonies and continues throughout the weekend at both
festival sites from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 and 10:00
a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 10 with a free pancake breakfast hosted
by Enbridge Consumers Gas to kick start each morning.

Ride the Rocket to both our festival sites! For Nathan Phillips Square located
at 100 Queen Street West, take the TTC Queen Street streetcar (501), or the
Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University Line (exit Osgoode
station). For Mel Lastman Square, take the Yonge Line subway (exit North York
Centre). Getting there couldn't be easier!

For more information on this or other Toronto Special Events, call Access
Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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