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July 14, 2011
Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday
Toronto’s largest outdoor celebration of all things green will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Live Green Toronto Festival will feature more than 100 exhibitors of green products and services - from home and garden products to renewable energy systems, eco-friendly fashions, local and organic foods, low-emission vehicles, bees, worms, bikes and more.

The festival will also feature live music on the Canadian Tire Main Stage; a TD Kids' Zone; a CD and DVD swap zone; an "Inorganic Market" for recycling electronics; and the opportunity to be in a Live Green movie to be filmed on site. In addition, the 39th annual Festival of India Parade - a colourful and musical event - will wind its way through the festival at about 1 p.m.

Yonge Street will be closed to traffic from Dundas Street to Queen Street for this festival. People are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to the event. Admission is free.

Performers on the Canadian Tire Main Stage on Saturday:
Done With Dolls - 12:30 p.m.
Neverest - 1:30 p.m.
Tyler Medeiros - 2:15 p.m.
Meaghan Smith - 2:45 p.m.
God Made Me Funky - 3:30 p.m.
Crash Test Dummies - 4:15 p.m.
Hollerado - 5:00 p.m.
Lowest of the Low - 6:00 p.m.
These Kids Wear Crowns - 7:00 p.m.
Classified - 8:00 p.m.
DJ Skratch Bastid - 9:15 p.m.

The Live Green Toronto Festival is a production of the City of Toronto Environment Office. Festival sponsors include Canadian Tire (Canadian Tire Main Stage), TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (TD Kids' Zone), Green Living, ZipCar, Bamboo Magazine, Delta Chelsea Downtown Hotel, 680 News, Citytv, Hard Rock Café and Bullfrog Power.

More information and a complete list of exhibitors are available at

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 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.

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