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May 19, 2004
American Express Front Of The Line® One card gives members a two day jump on Summerlicious reservations
Toronto Special Events - As a perk to Cardmembers, American Express is offering
Front Of The Line access to the reservation lines of participating
Summerlicious restaurants. By simply providing their American Express card
number, the members will be able to make reservations at the restaurants on
June 15 and 16, before the reservation line opens up to the rest of the public
on June 17.

As a benefit of holding an American Express card, Cardmembers automatically go
to the Front Of The Line for tickets, admissions and reservations for some of
the most popular events in the Toronto area. Many Cardmembers have taken
advantage of this exclusive service to purchase great seats to sold out shows
such as Aerosmith, Eric Clapton, Diana Krall, Lord of the Dance and Toronto
Raptors home game.

The ever-popular Summerlicious presented by American Express, Toronto's second
annual summer restaurant program, returns July 2 - 15, 2004. Each of the 100
participating restaurants will offer a special three-course prix fixe menu
where patrons can sample the establishment's tasty fare. The menus are
available at lunch and dinner and have one of two price categories: $10 or $20
for lunch and $20 or $30 for dinner (some restrictions may apply).

Out of respect for the restraunteurs and other patrons, please call and cancel
any reservations you can not keep. Many participating restaurants are booked
solid. If you are thoughtful enough to cancel, it allows the restaurant to
offer your table to another party.

Summerlicious presented by American Express, which runs from July 2 to 15,
2004, is part of the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival. Scheduled for July 9 -
11, 2004, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival transforms five intersections
along the world's longest street, giving 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. Summerlicious, Toronto's second annual summer
restaurant program, offers special three-course prix fixe menus at 100
participating restaurants. The Celebrate Toronto Passport offers discounts at
20 of Toronto's thrilling destinations.

The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival takes place on July 9 (Yonge and Dundas
site only for Opening Ceremonies) from 8 to 10 p.m. The festival continues
throughout the weekend at all five festival sites, open 12 to 11 p.m. on
Saturday, July 10 and 12 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, July 11. Summerlicious and the
Celebrate Toronto Passport offers are valid from July 2 to 15.

Admission to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival is FREE and getting there
couldn't be easier. All five festival sites are accessible via the Toronto
Transit Commission (TTC). Festival subway stops on the Yonge line are Dundas,
Bloor, St. Clair, Eglinton and Lawrence stations. TTC one-day Passes can be
purchased for $7.75 on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information on Summerlicious, the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival
and other events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338 or visit

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

Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events



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