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November 29, 2013
Cavalcade of Lights to illuminate Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday at 7 p.m.
The 47th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf is set to illuminate Nathan Phillips Square for the holiday season with more than 525,000 LED lights, the countdown to the first lighting of the city's Christmas tree led by Mayor Rob Ford, musical performances by top Canadian talent and a fireworks display.

Date: Saturday, November 30
Time: 7 p.m., Mayor's welcome remarks at 7:10 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W.

Note: Limited media passes available. Media should confirm their attendance, artist interview requests and production requirements in advance by emailing or by mobile phone at 647-462-0969. Media are asked to arrive early to set up. Mayor Ford's staff have indicated that Mayor Ford will not be available for media questions.

Parking: Paid public parking will be available in the underground parking garage of Nathan Phillips Square, entering from Queen Street West. Road closures will be in effect from 6 to 9 p.m. on Bay Street, Hagerman Street, Elizabeth Street, James Street and Albert Street.

Building access: City Hall's main doors will be closed from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. as part of the fireworks fallout zone.

The event schedule is available at

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Media Contact
Justine Palinska
Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto



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