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November 22, 2010
Toronto lights up the sky for one night only at Cavalcade of Lights
Toronto’s annual holiday celebration, Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank, will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring some of Canada’s top musical talent, a spectacular fireworks show, and a skating party on the iconic Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, this annual festival of illumination offers the opportunity to capture the magic of the city this holiday season.

The festivities will feature the lighting of Toronto’s official Christmas tree, live musical performances by Divine Brown, Shawn Desman and Sarah Slean under the music direction of Wade O. Brown, and a thrilling trampoline performance by Haut-Vol. The concert will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display at 8 p.m., followed by a skating party on the theme "Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards" with DJ Tony Sutherland. The Nathan Phillips Square lighting display is provided by Canadian Tire.

Tourism hotel packages at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel encourage visitors to experience the magic of Toronto during the holiday season. The Sheraton Centre Toronto hotel package (from $195) includes:
- a night away with clear views of the spectacular fireworks and light displays from your room overlooking Nathan Phillips Square
- complimentary buffet breakfast for two at the celebrated Bistro on Two, late check-out privileges and complimentary parking, and
- the luxurious comfort of the Sheraton's world famous "Sweet Sleeper Bed."
To reserve, call 1-888-627-7175 (ask for PKGLIGHT). Valid for Friday, Saturday and Sunday arrivals - November 26 to November 29, 2010
More information is available at

For more information about Cavalcade of Lights, the public can call 311 or visit

Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Media contact: Giannina Warren, Economic Development and Culture, City of Toronto, 416-395-7318,



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