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June 29, 2012
City of Toronto offers fresh food and live music at Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman Square this summer
The City of Toronto invites residents to enjoy some of Canada's best musical talent along with fresh food this summer. Nathan Phillips Square will host weekly Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, while Mel Lastman Square is the site of Sunday Serenades - all presented by Timothy's World Coffee®.

Fresh Wednesdays - 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday from July 11 to August 29
Performances by Canadian artists are featured in the free concert series to accompany the Farmers Market at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W. Vendors sell fresh Ontario-grown produce, flowers, baked goods and more until October 17. Among featured performers is Rasta Jam, a reggae tribute to 50 years of Jamaican music (August 15). All the music performances are from noon to 2 p.m. Full performance schedule:

Tasty Thursdays - 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Thursday from July 12 to August 30
Enjoy a lunch-break escape at Nathan Phillips Square with international dishes served by participating restaurants for $7 or less while enjoying free noon-hour concerts. World music group Jaffa Road (July 26) is one of the featured artists in this summer's concert series. Performance schedule and vendor list:

Sunday Serenades - 7:30 to 9 p.m. every Sunday from July 8 to August 19
Dance under the stars at Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St. This free outdoor concert series features the best of swing, jazz and big band music. Highlights will include Juno-award-winning jazz band John MacLeod and his Rex Hotel Orchestra (July 8). Complete performance lineup:

More information about these events and others is available by calling 311 or by visiting

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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