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November 28, 2002
Light spectacular takes over Toronto skies
Toronto Special Events - Cavalcade of Lights Festival is about to rewrite
history on Toronto City Hall's landmark curved towers. Never before, in the
37-year history of Toronto City Hall, has there been a more stunning and
breathtaking light spectacular focused on the towers. The kick-off for
Toronto's month-long Cavalcade of Lights exhibition, which runs on Saturday,
November 30, will be the most dazzling light and pyrotechnic show ever
developed for the structure.

"For the Cavalcade of Lights Festival 2002, we wanted to showcase City Hall
with the most visually stunning light and pyrotechnic show ever produced. That
is why we chose the two towers as a backdrop for our lighting spectacular" said
Duncan Ross, Executive Director Tourism Division, Economic Development, Culture
and Tourism. "The plans for the holiday season's kick-off are the most
sensational in the history of this event and this is definitely a 'must-see'
event for everyone in Toronto."

The 15-minute light spectacular show focuses on bringing the brightest and most
diversified light and pyrotechnic show to dispel the night
  • 100,000 decorative lights
  • 72 moving lights placed on the two towers, the podium roof and throughout Nathan Phillips Square with over 75,000 watts of light
  • 10 space cannons (high-powered search lights) using over 70,000 watts of light
  • Six types of pyrotechnic mines (colours include: red, green, orange, purple, lime, aqua, white flitter, gold glitter)
  • Comets with vibrant coloured tails streak in excess of 140 ft.
  • Gerbs of dense silver titanium sparks
  • Candle batteries on top of the towers continuously erupting in a theme of colour
  • Coloured strobes strategically placed will appear to levitate the structures
  • Crossette comets trace into the sky to a height of 200 ft. exploding in a star pattern
  • Specifically designed Fanracks (a combination of mines and comets)
To create yet another dimension to the festival, 10 repellers from Hi
Xposure will descend from both towers and transform them into their vertical
rock climbing dance theatre for an unforgettable three minutes of aerial art.

Admission to Cavalcade of Lights 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).

For more information on the Cavalcade of Lights Festival and other Toronto
Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media Contact
Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events

Heather Kaufman
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events



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