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June 20, 2012
City of Toronto announces Canada Day celebrations at Mel Lastman Square
Toronto residents and visitors are invited to celebrate Canada's 145th birthday at Mel Lastman Square on Sunday, July 1, at an evening of festivities presented by Timothy's World Coffee.

Musical performances and a spectacular fireworks display will animate the Square from 8 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Early arrivals can enjoy musical and dance performances celebrating Canada's cultural diversity beginning at 5 p.m. during the Timothy's World Coffee Pre-Show.

The featured musical performers will take the stage beginning at 8 p.m. Toronto-native rock soul singer Saidah Baba Talibah kicks off the evening with an electrifying performance. Talibah is the daughter of internationally renowned singer Salome Bey and conveys the rich history of her family's musical legacy in her music. She will be performing songs from her recent albums Revolution, Place Called Grace and (S)Cream.

The Slakadeliqs led by JUNO award-winning producer Slakah the Beatchild will showcase songs from their recent album The Other Side of Tomorrow, influenced by classic rock, reggae and pop and nominated for the 2012 Polaris Music Prize. The band will be joined by Justin Nozuka for this special high energy Canada Day performance.

The evening will conclude with a spectacular fireworks display choreographed to music from Canadian artists. A detailed schedule for the Canada Day celebrations is available at

For more information about special events produced by the City, the public can call 311 or visit http://

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.7 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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