News Release: Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday |
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The Live Green Toronto Festival will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square this Saturday, July 21, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Toronto's largest outdoor celebration of all things green will feature a marketplace with more than 100 vendors of green products/services including products for homes and gardens, eco-fashions, jewellery, renewable energy systems, local and organic foods, low-emission vehicles and more.
"The Live Green Toronto Festival offers Toronto residents a chance to celebrate our great city and find even more ways to live green. I encourage everyone in Toronto to join me at the Festival," said Councillor Norm Kelly (Ward 40 Scarborough-Agincourt), Chair of the City's Parks and Environment Committee.
Highlights include live music on the 104.5 CHUM FM Main Stage, a TD Kids' Zone with entertainment, a Swap Zone where people can exchange CDs/DVDs and books, and free bike clinics. Yonge Street will be closed to traffic from Dundas to Queen to accommodate the green market.
The Live Green Toronto Festival is a carbon neutral event, courtesy of JustGreen by Just Energy. People are encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to the event.
Performers on the 104.5 CHUM FM Main Stage:
Liz Coyles - noon
Kira Isabella - 1 p.m.
Suzie McNeil - 2 p.m.
Raghav - 3 p.m.
JRDN - 4 p.m.
Kristina Maria - 5 p.m.
Karl Wolf - 6 p.m.
Platinum Blonde - 7 p.m.
Fefe Dobson - 8 p.m.
Faber Drive - 9 p.m.
Festival sponsors include 104.5 CHUM FM (Main Stage), TD Friends of the Environment Foundation (Kids' Zone), JustGreen by Just Energy (Energy Partner and Carbon Offsetter), car2go, Green Living, Delta Chelsea Downtown Toronto,
NOW Magazine, Citytv, Hard Rock Café and GoodLife Fitness.
More information, including a complete list of vendors is available at http://www.livegreentoronto.ca.
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.
| Nancy Ruscica|
|Toronto Environment Office|
| 416-392-2984 (office), 416-707-5856 (cell)|