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September 19, 2013
On Common Ground festival at Fort York National Historic Site
Councillor Mike Layton (Ward 19 Trinity-Spadina) will be at Fort York National Historic Site on Saturday to help kick off the On Common Ground festival. The free, two-day festival will celebrate Toronto arts, music, culture and community at Fort York.

Date: Saturday, September 21
Time: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Councillor's remarks at 11 a.m.)
Location: Fort York National Historic Site (250 Fort York Blvd.)

On Common Ground is a family-friendly festival that marks the transition from summer to fall and highlights the theme of the quest for global peace. The weekend will include performances by Jane Bunnett and Carnivalissimo, the Lemon Bucket Orkestra and Escola de Samba, as well as Gordon Monahan's sound installation called Erratum Addendum, four of Dusk Dances' most popular works, and Clay & Paper Theatre. The festival will also offer local foods and other features.

More information about Fort York - one of 10 historic sites operated by the City of Toronto - and On Common Ground is available at 416-392-6907 and

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Senior Communications Coordinator, Strategic Communications



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