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July 13, 2004
6th annual Celebrate Toronto Street Festival a curb to curb success
  
Toronto Special Events - A combination of incredible entertainment and
spectacular weather brought an estimated audience of 1 million residents and
visitors out onto Yonge Street this weekend for the 6th annual Celebrate
Toronto Street Festival.

Highlights of the festival included:

At Yonge and Dundas, Friday night's spectacular Opening Ceremonies launched the
festival with a bang. Throughout the weekend, the slapstick 1960s inspired
circus of Circo Imperfecto kept audience entranced while Altrego Theatre
delighted the crowds with their colourful, wood-carved puppets.

At the Bloor festival site, the Chicago Boyz Acrobatic Team kicked it with
tumbles and stunts that left the audiences in awe. Saturday night crowds were
offered the best of Toronto's urban music scene with smooth vocal performances
by 16-year-old Keshia Chanté, Ray Robinson and In Essence.

At St. Clair, members of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra delighted audiences
with a rare outdoor performance. The magical elegance of The Living Garden kept
viewers mystified.

Daring spectacle shows were a highlight at the Eglinton site with the high
flying acrobatics of Xtreme Air. SWARM kept audiences pumped with their extreme
drumming and dance. The Mixtown Mix stage filled the area with music all day,
peaking with a Saturday night concert by Hawksley Workman.

And finally, at the Lawrence site, kids from near and far gathered on Saturday
night to enjoy an open air screening of the Academy Award-winning film, Finding
Nemo. Non-stop circus workshops and performances had audiences clowning around.

While the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival closes at 8 p.m. today, the second
annual Summerlicious promotion continues through July 15, offering fantastic
prix fixe menus at more than 100 Toronto restaurants. The Celebrate Toronto
Passport program, offering discounts at 24 of Toronto's top destinations also
continues through to July 15.

For more information on Summerlicious, the Celebrate Toronto Passport and other
events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338
or visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.

Media contact:
Marilyn Nickel
Marketing, Toronto Special Events
Tel: 416-984-5980

Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Toronto Special Events
100 Queen St. W.
Toronto, ON M5H 2N2
Tel: 416-395-7318



 

 

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