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June 30, 2008
City hosts free summer entertainment at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre
The City of Toronto will host free musical and theatre performances throughout the summer at the Barry Zukerman Amphitheatre in Earl Bales Park, located at 4169 Bathurst Street. "Tuesday Night Live!" will have audiences tapping their toes and singing along to music, and on Thursday evenings, "Family Fun Theatre" will provide games and activities for the whole family.

"Tuesday Night Live!" will feature a variety of musical genres. All performances begin at 7 p.m.:

July 8 Dan David Band
July 15 North York Concert Band
July 22 Klez Factor
July 29 Folk Theatre ‘Russian Style’
August 5 Praper Ensemble
August 12 Casablanca Orchestra
August 19 Renee Barda
August 26 Ashkenaz

As part of the "Family Fun Theatre" on Thursday evenings, parents and children can take part in free family-friendly activities that begin at 6 p.m. Performances begin at 7 p.m.:

July 3 Duffle Bag Theatre ‘Robin Hood’
July 24 The Ben Show
August 7 Fiddle Fire Trio
August 21 Ballet Jörgen in the Park - Romeo and Juliet
(performance takes place on the grass; bring your own chairs and blankets)

In the event of rain, activities and performances will take place at the Earl Bales Community Centre, located inside the park. For information, call 416-392-3846 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. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

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