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November 4, 2004
Cavalcade of Lights bus tour drops shoppers to neighbourhood gateways
  
As part of the 38th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank, the
City of Toronto is working with Business Improvement Areas of seven of Toronto’
s famous neighbourhoods to profile Toronto’s growing reputation as one of the
hottest shopping destinations in North America. This partnership will include
the development of a hop-on, hop-off guided bus tour conveniently linking the
diverse shopping, dining and entertainment experiences offered by each of the
participating neighbourhoods.

The Cavalcade of Lights hop-on, hop-off guided tour will run Fridays, 4 to 9
p.m., Saturdays, noon to 9 p.m. and Sundays, noon to 6 p.m. from November 26
through January 2. A $15 adult ticket provides unlimited two-day travel upon a
luxurious coach bus, which makes hourly stops in each of the seven shopping
areas. Tickets can be purchased at Nathan Phillips Square, the Sheraton Centre
Toronto Hotel and on the Cavalcade of Light bus.

The Cavalcade of Lights bus tour route is:

City Hall (bus stop is on the north side of Queen Street West at
Bay Street)
- From City Hall, the bus travels westbound on Queen Street West to University
Avenue. The bus turns northbound on University Avenue to Armoury Street,
turning eastbound to Chestnut Street. The bus turns northbound on Chestnut
Street to Dundas Street West, then turns eastbound travelling to Victoria
Street.

Downtown Yonge (bus stop is on Victoria Street at the east end of
Yonge-Dundas Square)
- From Yonge-Dundas Square, the bus travels southbound on Victoria Street to
Shuter Street. The bus turns eastbound on Shuter Street to Church Street where
it turn southbound travelling to Front Street East.

St Lawrence Market Neighbourhood (bus stop is on south side of
Front Street East, in front of St. Lawrence Market)
- From St. Lawrence Market, the bus travels eastbound on Front Street East to
Lower Jarvis Street. The bus the turns southbound on Lower Jarvis Street to the
westbound Gardiner Expressway. The bus exits the Expressway at South Kingsway.
The bus then travels northbound on South Kingsway to Bloor Street West.

The Kingsway (bus stop is on the north side of Bloor Street West
at Willingdon Boulevard, east of Royal York Road)
- From Kingsway Variety, the bus travels westbound on Bloor Street West to
Montgomery Road. The bus then turns northbound on Montgomery Road to Birchview
Boulevard, turning eastbound and travelling to Royal York Road. The bus then
travels south on Royal York Road to Bloor Street West. The bus then travels
eastbound on Bloor Street West.

Bloor West Village (bus stop is on the south side of Bloor Street
West at Beresford Avenue, just west of Runnymede Road)
- From Bloor Street West and Beresford Avenue, the bus travels eastbound on
Bloor Street West to Dundas Street West. The bus then turns southeast
travelling to College Street.

Little Italy (bus stop is on the south side of College Street at
Clinton Street)
- From College Street at Clinton Street, the bus travels eastbound on College
Street to Spadina Avenue. The bus then turns northbound on Spadina Avenue to
Harbord Street, where the bus turns eastbound to Devonshire Place. The bus
travels northbound on Devonshire Place to Bloor Street West. The bus turns
eastbound on Bloor Street West to Avenue Road. The bus travels northbound on
Avenue Road to Cumberland Street.

Bloor-Yorkville (bus stop is on the south side of Cumberland
Street at Bellair Street)
- From Cumberland Street at Bellair Street, the bus travels eastbound on
Cumberland Street to Bay Street. The bus turns southbound on Bay Street to
Bloor Street West, where it turns eastbound to Danforth Avenue. The bus travels
eastbound on Danforth Avenue to Logan Avenue.

GreekTown on the Danforth (bus stop is on the east side of Logan
Avenue at Alexander the Great Parkette)
- From Logan Avenue at Alexander the Great Parkette, the bus travels northbound
on Logan Avenue to Ainsworth Road. The bus turns eastbound on Ainsworth Road to
Arundel Avenue, where it turns southbound to Danforth Avenue. The bus will
travel westbound on Danforth Avenue to Parliament Street. The bus turns
southbound on Parliament Street to College Street, where it turns travelling
westbound to Jarvis Street. The bus turns to travel southbound on Jarvis
Street to Queen Street East. The bus travels westbound on Queen Street,
returning to Toronto City Hall.

A tradition spanning close to four decades, the Cavalcade of Lights festival
expands citywide in 2004 to set Toronto aglow for the season with sparkling
lighting displays, brilliant fireworks, a calendar of festive events and a
one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto’s picturesque neighbourhoods. The winner of two
2003 International Special Events Society Esprit Awards and two International
Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards, Cavalcade of Lights is one of
the city's most stunning collection of free events. Running from November 27 to
December 31, 2004, Cavalcade of Lights captures the magic of Toronto’s holiday
season.

Admission to Cavalcade of Lights is FREE and getting there couldn’t be easier!
Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen Street West. Take the TTC Queen
Streetcar (501), the Yonge Line subway (exit Queen station) or the University
Line (exit Osgoode station). Yonge-Dundas Square is located at 1 Dundas Street
East. Take the TTC Yonge Line subway (exit Dundas station).

For more information on all Cavalcade of Lights events and other Toronto
Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit
http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media Contact:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7318, aauthie@toronto.ca



 

 

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