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March 12, 2004
St. Lawrence Market customer appreciation night - no fooling
St. Lawrence Market merchants hold their annual Customer Appreciation Night
after hours at the market on Thursday, April 1, 2004 (no fooling). From 6:30 to
9:30 p.m. customers and volunteers of Toronto Dollar, Toronto's community
currency, will be treated to an evening of entertainment and can sample the
merchant's wares. Over the next two weeks drop into the market and ask any
merchant or Toronto Dollar volunteer for a free ticket; they are required for

Patrons can stroll down the market's aisles and listen to bands like the Foggy
Hog Town Boys, the New Orleans HotShots and the Tiako Japanese Drummers. People
can become acquainted with various local community groups through information
displays, watch mask-making artists or sample free food from the merchants,
wine from Cilento Wines and beer from Steam Whistle Brewery.

Former Mayor Barbara Hall will host the Toronto Dollar Party awards ceremony
and internationally known Opera Atelier will perform excerpts from the
company's upcoming production, Persée. Opera Atelier is a North American
theatre company that interprets opera, ballet and drama from the 17th- and

Experience first-hand why Food and Wine magazine named the St. Lawrence Market
one of the top 25 food markets in the world.

The City of Toronto owns and operates the St. Lawrence Market.

Media contact:
Michael Comstock, St. Lawrence Neighbourhood BIA Chair,



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