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June 28, 2002
Status of Special Events in City of Toronto during Labour Disruption
  
Externally produced major events and community-based events in the City of
Toronto will proceed in the coming week, but most city-produced events will be
cancelled because of the labour disruption by Local 416 workers.

Externally produced events that require minimal city resources and where the
organizer will devote additional resources to provide set-up and clean-up
requirements will proceed. Events in this category include the Pride Festival,
the Downtown Jazz Festival, CHIN International Picnic, Molson Indy and Ribfest
at Centennial Park (no fireworks). Canada Day Festival and Fireworks at
Woodbine Park and Ashbridge's Bay Park, Queen's Park, Harbourfront, Ontario
Place, Parc Downsview Park, Earl Bales Park and Broadlands Park (no fireworks)
will also continue.

Community-produced events that do not require city resources and where the
organizer takes sole responsibility for the set-up and clean-up requirements
will also proceed. This includes events at Business Improvements Areas across
the City, such as the Greektown on the Danforth.

Where these limited events are continuing, event organizers will be required to
sign a special acknowledgement and should be in touch with their permit
contacts concerning this.

City-operated events will be cancelled, including Canada Day celebrations on
Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square and Albert Campbell Square, and
Canada Day Celebrations in East York, Thomson Park and Milliken Park, Amsbury
Park, High Park, Riverdale Park East and Wells Hill Park. All events at the
Toronto Islands and all games at Centennial Park will be cancelled.

For a complete listing of the status of events in the coming week, please check
the City of Toronto website at http://www.city.toronto.on.ca.

BACKGROUNDER
Status of Special Events in the City of Toronto during Labour Disruption

Types of Events:
There are three types of events in the City:
  • Privately-operated major events
  • City-organized events
  • Community-based events

    Criteria for determining which events can proceed:
  • Privately-operated major events:
    - Where city resources required are minimal.
    - Where event organizers are willing to devote additional resources for set-up
    before and clean-up after the event.
  • Community events:
    - Where there is no city resources required
    - Where event organizers are willing to take sole responsibility and devote
    additional resources for set-up before and clean-up after the event.

    Events supported by the City which proceed in the coming week:
  • Toronto Music Garden Summer Events
  • TEDA Market - Toronto Entertainment District Association
    Market (Duncan Street)
  • Downtown Jazz Festival (June 21 - 30, Nathan Phillips Square)
  • Pride Festival (June 24 - 30, Church and Yonge Streets)
  • 2002 AIDS Candlelight Vigil and Lesbian & Gay Pride
    Celebration (June 27 & June 28, Cawthra Square)
  • Pride Toronto 2002 (June 28, Paul Kane House & Alexander
    Street Parkette)
  • Queer by Nature (June 29, Allan Gardens Park)
  • CHIN International Picnic & Shopping Bazaar (June 28-30, July
    1, Exhibition Place)
  • Molson Indy (all related events)
  • Robbie Soccer Tournament (June 29, East District soccer
    fields)
  • Gerrard Street BIA Canada Day Celebrations
    (July 1,
    Gerrard St. E.)
  • Ribfest (June 28, 29, July 1, Centennial Park) (no fireworks)
  • Canada Day Festival & Fireworks (July 1, Woodbine
    Park/Ashbridge's Bay Park)
  • Canada Day celebrations at Broadlands Park and Earl Bales
    Park (July 1) (no fireworks)
  • Queen East Canada Day at Jimmie Simpson Park (July 1)
  • Sunnyside Canada Day Celebration at Budapest Park (July 1)
  • Canada Day at Jane/Finch (July 1)

    Events which have no City involvement and are proceeding:
  • Rhythms of the World (Harbourfront Centre)
  • Farmers' Market (Roy's Square)
  • Canada Day (July 28 - July 1, Harbourfront Centre)
  • Canada Day (July 1, Downsview Park)
  • Canada Day (July 1, Queen's Park)
  • Canada Day (July 1, Ontario Place)
  • Fringe Theatre Festival (July 3 - 14, Annex Area)

    Events which are cancelled in the coming week
  • All events on Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square,
    Albert Campbell Square and other civic squares, including Canada Day events on
    Nathan Phillips Square, Mel Lastman Square and Albert Campbell Square.
  • All events on the Toronto Islands
  • All games at Centennial Park
  • Canada Day - East York Parade and Celebrations (July 1)
  • Canada Day - Thomson Park and Milliken Park (July 1)
  • Canada Day - Amesbury Park (July 1)
  • Canada Day - High Park, KEW Gardens, Riverdale Park East,
    Wells Hill Park (July 1)
  • Celebrate Toronto Street Festival (July 5, 6 & 7)

    Future Events
    Announcements will be made next week about future events. Residents should call
    Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or check the City's website at
    http://www.city.toronto.on.ca for information.

    Media Contacts
    Winnie Li, Economic Development, Culture and Tourism, 416-791-3488
    Steve Johnston, Works and Emergency Services, 416-527-3133


    Media Contact
    see Media Contacts above

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