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August 26, 2010
Live Green Toronto Festival at Yonge-Dundas Square this weekend
  
The Live Green Toronto Festival, Toronto’s largest outdoor celebration of all things green, will take place at Yonge-Dundas Square this weekend, August 28 and 29.

The two-day event, which is free to the public, will feature more than 100 exhibitors offering a range of products and services - everything from green home and garden products to renewable energy systems, eco-friendly fashions, local and organic foods, low-emission vehicles, bees, worms, bikes and more.

The event will include live music on the Canadian Tire Main Stage on Yonge-Dundas Square; a Farmers Market; a Kids Zone featuring a natural playground and a variety of crafts and activities; a bicycle-powered Community Stage at Queen and Yonge streets featuring local musical artists; street performers; and a free outdoor screening of the film Cape Farewell’s Burning Ice: Art & Climate Change.

On Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., more than 100 exhibitors will line Yonge Street (which will be closed to traffic on Saturday) from Edward Street to Queen Street. Deputy Mayor Pantalone will address the crowd at 4:45 p.m. on Saturday.

Family Day Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, will feature exhibitors on Yonge-Dundas Square and entertainment geared to families.

The public is encouraged to walk, bike or take public transit to the event.

Performers and film on the Canadian Tire Main Stage on Yonge-Dundas Square:

Saturday, August 28
Alexz Johnson, noon
Alex Lacasse, 12:45 p.m.
Street Pharmacy, 1:30 p.m.
iSH, 2:15 p.m.
The Johnstones, 3 p.m.
Justin Rutledge, 4 p.m.
Alan Frew (of Glass Tiger), 5 p.m.
Scratch, Skratch, Scratch, 6 p.m.
Divine Brown, 7 p.m.
Colin James, 8 p.m.
Free outdoor screening of Cape Farewell’s Burning Ice: Art & Climate Change film, 9 p.m.

Sunday, August 29
Bee’s Knees, 11 a.m.
H2Orchestra, 11:45 a.m.
Samba Kidz, 12:30 p.m.
Chris McKhool, 1:15 p.m.
Digging Roots, 2 p.m.
These Kids Wear Crowns, 3 p.m.
Steven Page, 4 p.m.

For more information and a detailed list of exhibitors, visit www.toronto.ca/greentorontofestival.

The Live Green Toronto Festival is a production of the City of Toronto. Sponsors include Canadian Tire (the Canadian Tire Main Stage), The Body Shop, ZipCar, Environmental Defence, Enbridge, Goodlife Fitness, greenliving, Delta Chelsea Downtown Hotel, 680 News and Citytv.

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:
Nancy Ruscica, Manager, Partnerships and Innovation, 416-392-2984, cell 416-707-5856, nruscic@toronto.ca





 

 

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