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July 8, 2004
Media Advisory: Rehearsals continue for the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival kick-off
What: Preparations and rehearsals continue on Friday afternoon for Celebrate
Toronto's opening ceremonies at Yonge-Dundas Square. The Celebrate Toronto
Street Festival Friday night kick-off sets the stage for a full weekend of
fantastic music, vibrant dance, breathtaking thrill shows and more. The show
runs from 8 - 10 p.m. at a new location, Yonge-Dundas Square.

When: Friday, July 9: Rehearsals from 3:45 - 7 p.m. (the event begins at 8 p.m.)

Here's what you'll see:
3:45 p.m., Keshia Chanté: R&B vocal stylings from this 16-year-old rising
4:15 p.m., In Essence: winners of the 2004 Juno Award for Best R&B/Soul
5:30 p.m., Blou: zesty Acadian and Zydeco music from this Nova Scotia band
6:30 p.m., Denzal Sinclaire: exquisite rich jazz vocals, sensitive melodies and
playful lyrics

Schedule is subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

Where: Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.

Why: Scheduled for July 9 - 11, 2004, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
transforms five intersections along the world's longest street, giving the
right of way to a curb-to-curb celebration of tastes, talent and all that is
Toronto. Yonge Street, where it intersects with Dundas St., Bloor St., St.
Clair Ave., Eglinton Ave. and Lawrence Ave., is converted into a stage for free
entertainment that covers the artistic spectrum. Named the "Best Festival" at
the 2004 Canadian Event Industry Association's Star Awards, this sizzling
summer festival stimulates audiences' senses with hot entertainment to see,
cool music to hear and delicious food to savour.

For more details visit or call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338.

Media contacts:
Kimberly Bain, Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events,
416-395-7411, Cell: 416-528-1597,
Marilyn Nickel, Marketing Manager, Toronto Special Events,



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