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July 23, 2013
Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday
The Live Green Toronto Festival will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday, July 27, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Toronto's largest outdoor celebration of all things green will feature a marketplace with more than 100 vendors of green products and services, live music on two stages, a Kids' Zone, CD/DVD/Book Swap, Beer Garden, outdoor yoga class, live demonstrations and more.

“The Live Green Toronto Festival provides a great opportunity for residents to learn even more ways to green their lives and support local businesses, while enjoying a full day of music, food and fun for the whole family," said Councillor Paul Ainslie (Ward 43 Scarborough East), Chair of the City's Parks and Environment Committee.

Yonge Street will be closed to traffic from Dundas Street to Queen Street to accommodate the marketplace. People are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to the event.

Performers on the Main Stage (Yonge-Dundas Square)

Noon: Thought Beneath Film
12:30 p.m.: Andria Simone
1 p.m.: The Abrams Brothers
2 p.m.: Alex Cuba
3 p.m.: Anjulie
4 p.m.: Victoria Duffield
5 p.m.: The Parachute Club
6 p.m.: Treble Charger
7 p.m.: Kardinal Offishall
8 p.m.: Shawn Desman

Festival visitors can also pedal a bike to help power the Community Stage, sponsored by Chipotle Mexican Grill, which will showcase local indie artists including Mama D, James from the Songs, Jaydahmann featuring Krystle Chance, Christian Bridges & Philip Nozuka, Womyn of Indigo and the Bloor Street Finishing School.

The Live Green Toronto Festival will be green-powered courtesy of Bullfrog Power. Festival sponsors include Chipotle Mexican Grill, TD, CP24, Toronto Star, Metro, Metroland Media, The Grid, Goodlife Fitness, Me to We Style, House of Marley, car2go, Steam Whistle, Eaton Chelsea Toronto and EcoParent Magazine.

A list of the marketplace vendors and more information about the festival is available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Toronto's government is dedicated to delivering customer service excellence, creating a transparent and accountable government, reducing the size and cost of government and building a transportation city. For information on non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media Contact
Nancy Ruscica, Environment and Energy Office
416-392-2984 (office)



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