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June 23, 2008
Canada Day festivities offer something for everyone
An eclectic mix of music, fireworks and family entertainment will fill Mel Lastman Square on July 1 for Canada Day presented by Tim Hortons.

Treasa Levasseur will kick off the evening at 8 p.m. with her special blend of blues, jazz, funk, and rock. With thoughtful, provocative lyrics and a voice that will bring down the house, Levasseur will entertain and inspire listeners of all ages.

Fresh off two successful sold-out shows at the Horseshoe this past weekend and on the cusp of releasing a new album, Elliott BROOD will rock the crowd with their raw and energetic alt-country stage show. With a Juno nomination and a place on several ‘Best of’ Lists from The Globe & Mail to CBC Radio 3, the band has toured relentlessly - earning them a strong fan base throughout Canada and beyond.

Interactive family-friendly entertainment by Sax-O-Matic, a quartet of comical, funky roving horn players, and Bidule, an absurd street performer who will delight kids and parents alike, will help the crowd celebrate Canada’s birthday and Quebec City’s 400 year anniversary in style.

The evening will culminate in a spectacular fireworks display at 10:15 p.m.

For more information about these and other Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 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.

Media contact: Giannina Warren, Toronto Special Events, 416-395-7318,



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