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October 2, 2009
City of Toronto continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary
The City of Toronto continues to celebrate its 175th anniversary through exciting events involving various organizations, museums and cultural centres.

"The City’s 175th anniversary is not just an event at City Hall, it’s a year-long festival of events - some big, some small - that mark the anniversary," said Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone. "The City is working with various organizations that have come forward with thoughtful ways of celebrating the Toronto’s heritage, unity and diversity."

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Saturday, October 3 (sunset) to Sunday, October 4 (sunrise) - free admission
Discover 130 contemporary art projects by more than 550 artists, located in unlikely places across the city. The event features four exhibitions, including 46 projects produced by the City of Toronto. An additional 85 independent projects produced by Toronto’s diverse arts community will be featured. Some works encourage an intimate, evocative encounter with the art, while others wow mass audiences with their large-scale interactive spectacles.

DVxT Theatre - The Turn of the Screw at Campbell House Museum
October 15 to November 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Box Office: 416-504-3898
Monday: Pay what you can; Tues/Wed $25; Wed/Thurs (school matinees) at 1 p.m., $15; Thurs/Sat $35
Experience Henry James's ghost story "The Turn of the Screw" in the intimate and historic setting of the Campbell House Museum. The Turn of the Screw is a hauntingly beautiful glimpse into the ultimate source of evil, the human mind and a world of sexual, as well as psychological, uncertainty.

Dominion Modern - Toronto’s Design Pioneers - Exhibit Opening
Thursday, October 15 - 7 p.m.
Dominion Modern Gallery @ the School of Design
230 Richmond St. E. (side entrance)
Exhibit runs from October 1 to 31 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Curator: Errol Saldanha: Visit

Special 175 Concert - The Toronto Suite
Produced and created by David Macfarlane
October 15 and 16
Ticket information:
Toronto Suite is a musical narrative where history will meet present. Toronto’s history will be explored through musical voices and an electronic soundscape. Toronto Suite blends classical with improvisational, traditional with contemporary, sacred with popular to give a musical expression to this city.

Join internationally acclaimed Via Salzburg Chamber Ensemble (under the direction of Mayumi Seiler), along with guitarist Kevin Breit, soundscape engineer Lyon Smith and David Macfarlane, for 30 minutes of breathtaking music by some 20 musicians from a wide range of backgrounds. The individuals on stage, the cultures and traditions they represent, will be a musical image of multi-cultural, multi-racial, as well as multi-ethnic Toronto.

Allstream Centre - Open House
Sunday, October 25, 1 to 3 p.m.
Coinciding with Toronto’s 175th anniversary, this open house is a true reason for Torontonians to celebrate. Discover the transformation of the historic Automotive Building into a world class conference facility - Allstream Centre at Exhibition Place. Everyone is invited to attend and enjoy live entertainment, refreshments, cake, loot bags and more.

The West Toronto Junction Historical Society
Sunday, October 25, 2 p.m. ($25)
Wild, Wild Junction, an Historical Mystery Tour
You can get tickets for a fascinating glimpse of the other side of Junction history, beginning at the Troubadour Tavern, 3071 Dundas St. W. (south side, just east of Quebec Avenue). Route and times may vary. Visit for details. For tickets, send a cheque or money order to WTJHS, 145 Annette St., Toronto ON, M6P 1P3.

Heritage Toronto 175 walking tours
No pre-registration required - free
Call 416-338-0684 for more information.
From April to October, thousands of people attend Heritage Toronto's free neighbourhood walking tours. Covering all areas of the city, Heritage Toronto Walks tell the stories behind the people, landscapes and historic buildings that bring Toronto's neighbourhoods to life. Visit for walking tour details.

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Tina Hurl-Priestley, Program Development Officer, 416-392-9315,



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