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May 31, 2004
Nathan Phillips Square takes on a fresh new look
Toronto Special Events - Nathan Phillips Square celebrates summer with
two new programs, Fresh Wednesdays from July 14 to August 25 and Tasty
Thursdays from July 15 to August 26.

The Farmers' Market (June 2 to October 6) at Nathan Phillips Square offers an
incredible selection of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, baked goods and
more. It will be complemented this year by the addition of new programming
called Fresh Wednesdays. This summer series will enhance the square with live
music and interactive demonstrations on such topics as gardening and cooking.
This new addition offers the perfect lunchtime lift at Nathan Phillips Square.
Fresh Wednesdays run from July 14 to August 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A delicious new addition for Nathan Phillips Square is Tasty Thursdays. This
weekly event provides residents and tourists with an opportunity to listen to
noon hour concerts as well as sample international cuisine. Ten restaurants
each week will bring their fare to the square with menus ranging from BBQ to
sushi, stir fry to fresh salads. From samples to full meals, the price is right
with everything $5 or less. Tasty Thursdays run from July 15 to August 26 from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Tasty Thursdays' July genre crossing concert line-up is kicked off by Mirvish
Productions bringing their taste of the theatre with a showcase of musical
numbers from The Producers, Mamma Mia! and Hairspray. This 45 minute set is
followed by the sultry singing voice of Melissa Stylianou and her jazz quartet
(July 15). The following week features The Bebop Cowboys and their hot brand of
western swing (July 22) and closing out the month is the two-time Juno
Award-winning Sattalites (July 29) with their Reggae sounds.

The August line-up is equally impressive. Rita Chiarelli (August 5) brings her
blues-based-rock undertones while the Glengarry Bhoys (August 12) create
infectious Celtic sounds. The Starlight Orchestra with Swing Rosie (August 19)
lets audiences kick up their heels to Cha-Cha, Rumba and Salsa and the finale
to this great summer series, the David Leask Band (August 26), offers a blend
of Celtic pop, country and roots music.

Admission to these two events at Nathan Phillips Square 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).

For more information on the Nathan Phillips Square summer series and other
Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Media contact:
Heather Kaufman
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events



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