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November 26, 2004
Cavalcade of Lights temporarily re-routes traffic
The Cavalcade of Lights First Lighting Celebration presented by Scotiabank
marks the premiere lighting of the Cavalcade of Lights Display including the
city's official Christmas Tree in Nathan Phillips Square. Scheduled for
Saturday, November 27 from 7 to 10 p.m. is the Magic of Light spectacle and
fireworks show, and seasonal musical performances by top Canadian recording
artists. The evening wraps up with music to skate to on Nathan Phillips
Square's landmark ice rink.

Please note the following road closures for Saturday, November 27, from 7:30
p.m. to 8:45 p.m.:

  • Bay Street will be closed from Queen Street West to Dundas Street West
  • James Street will be closed from Queen Street West to Albert Street
  • Hagerman Street will be closed from Elizabeth Street to Bay Street.

A tradition spanning close to four decades, the Cavalcade of Lights festival
expands city-wide 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 nation's foremost festivals of light. Running from November 27 to December
31, 2004, Cavalcade of Lights captures the magic of Toronto's holiday season.

Media contact:
Amber Authier, Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events,



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