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January 22, 2008
Media Advisory - Fire and art: an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Toronto’s WinterCity Festival
The media is invited to a special preview of key performances for the WinterCity Festival which runs from January 25 to February 7.

Capture behind-the-scenes rehearsal footage of Alice in Wonderland from the Netherlands’ renowned theatre company Theatre Gajes. Set to live music, this enchanting and interactive production will feature a colourful cast of characters towering above audiences on metre-high stilts, larger than life costumes and unexpected twists on the classic tale.

Also experience elements of France’s Cie Carabosse and their Nights of Fire installation featuring towering metal sculptures, fire art and hundreds of clay pots burning in unison. Toronto has never seen anything like this!

Visit the RBC WinterCity Lodge for a preview of the space that will feature comedy nights, activities for kids and DJ dance parties that will keep Nathan Phillips Square heated up all weekend long.

Date: Thursday, January 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W.

The award-winning WinterCity Festival presented by RBC returns for its 5th year, encouraging residents to beat the winter blues and get outside to celebrate Toronto’s culture, creativity and cuisine. WinterCity is 3 festivals in 1: the WOW! Series at Nathan Phillips Square, the Warm Up Series at Toronto's cultural and tourist attractions, and the ever-popular restaurant promotion, Winterlicious presented by American Express.

For more information on WinterCity and other events produced by 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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