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December 2, 2002
Cavalcade of Lights Festival: An Illuminated Success
  
Toronto Special Events - A capacity crowd of more than 50,000 people
came out for tonight's Cavalcade of Lights Festival presented by Scotiabank.
The festival celebrated the season's first lighting of the Cavalcade of Lights
exhibition, featuring more that 100,000 dazzling lights.

The audience, which filled Nathan Phillips Square to the brim, witnessed the
most spectacular programme in Cavalcade of Lights' 35-year history. This year's
illumination of the Cavalcade of Lights exhibition was choreographed to live
music by Toronto's Nathaniel Dett Chorale with special guest vocalist Jackie
Richardson and the Joe Sealy Quintet. Other highlights of the evening included
the Toronto premiere of Great Britain's Heliosphere, a breathtaking pyrotechnic
and light show on Toronto City Hall's landmark curved towers integrating live
performances by Toronto's Hi Xposure, and a free outdoor concert by Juno
Award-winning artist David Usher.

Illuminated from November 30 through to the New Year, the Cavalcade of Lights
exhibition provides a magnificent backdrop for the month long series of
exciting events including Thursday afternoon and Saturday night skating parties
presented by The Toronto Star, the Designs in Ice competition and exhibition
presented by Scotiabank, and Citytv's Traditional New Year's Eve Bash.

Admission to all Cavalcade of Lights events 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 events, the public can call
Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


Media Contact
Heather Kaufman
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7405
hkaufman@toronto.ca

Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@.toronto.ca

 

 

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