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June 18, 2002
Stellar Club Yonge Line-up ranges from TSO to Rock and Roll!
  
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Back by popular demand, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival's FREE Saturday night concert series, Club Yonge presented by Molson Canadian, will transform Yonge Street into Toronto's hottest dance club featuring sizzling live music on July 6, 2002, from 8 - 11 p.m. All five festival sites - Yonge at Dundas, Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence promise to be this summer's coolest hot spots.

Midtown Pop-rock @ Yonge & Eglinton
Travelling more than "500 miles" to perform in Toronto, Scottish duo The Proclaimers deliver beautiful harmonies and soulful folk-pop music. Newfoundland pop rockers, Crush get the party started with their bold sounds.

Street Symphony Sounds @ Yonge & St. Clair
Members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Canada's foremost symphonic ensemble, will perform a repertoire ranging from some well-loved classics to early Canadian music with one of Canada's national treasures, soprano Mary Lou Fallis. Plus, Canadian pop songs from folk tunes to choral works with The Canadian Singers.

Hip Hop @ Yonge & Bloor
Catch a glimpse of the Canadian urban music scene with Graph Nobel's hip hop smart & edgy rock attitude and Toronto's own Choclair rocking the mike with his heavy hip hop beats and rhymes.

Celebración Latina @ Yonge & Bloor
The Festival also adds a Latin flavour to the evening with Celebración Latina featuring Con Caché dedicated to the art of the vintage salsa sound and the hot salsa vocals and percussion of Johan y La Bestial.

Retro '80s Pop-Rock @ Yonge & Dundas
This intersection goes retro with the music of recently reunited Canadian rock-popsters Honeymoon Suite joined by the raw rock & roll tunes of music legends Goddo.

Tribute Night @ Yonge & Lawrence
Festival goers can dance to their favourite tunes as Club Yonge pays tribute to some of the hottest pop dance music on the airwaves today with a street party featuring Tribute to Destiny's Child, plus special tribute performers covering the music of B2K, Usher, Ginuwine and Shaggy.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival presented by Shoppers Drug Mart transforms five intersections along Toronto's famous Yonge Street - the longest street in the world -into five fabulous festival sites featuring 500,000 square feet of free entertainment, 12 stages, 1250 performers and more than 750 things to see and do!

The Festival's Opening Ceremonies takes place at Yonge and Eglinton on Friday, July 5, 8 - 11 p.m. The festival continues at all five sites along Yonge Street at Dundas, Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence on Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (with the exception of the Lawrence site which opens daily at 10 a.m.) The TTC Family Day Pass, usually only available on Sundays, will be offered on both Saturday, July 6 and Sunday, July 7 during the Festival.

Admission to the festival is free, so everyone can get their feet on Yonge Street and Celebrate Toronto!

For more information call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or check out http://www.city.toronto.on.c a/special_events.


Media Contacts:
Aretha Phillip
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7381
aphilli@city.toronto.on.ca

Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7411
kbain@city.toronto.on.ca



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