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July 7, 2004
Celebrate Toronto Street Festival--Opening ceremonies rehearsals at new location
The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival returns to five major intersections along
Yonge Street from July 9 to 11. Preparations and rehearsals begin tomorrow for
the event's opening ceremonies launching at a brand new location, Yonge-Dundas

Thursday, July 8, 6 - 9 p.m.

Here's what you'll see:
6 p.m.
AcromaniAcs: dynamic flips, tumbles, stunts and seemingly impossible balances
6:30 p.m.
Culture Shock Canada: cool moves and a unique hip-hop dance
7:30 p.m.
SWARM: frenzied movement of Vancouver-based extreme percussionists
8:00 p.m.
Circus Orange: explosive and stunning dance performance
8:30 p.m.
Opera In Concert: enchanting arias of an operatic diva rising above the crowds
Schedule is subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm.

Yonge-Dundas Square, 1 Dundas St. E.

The Friday night opening ceremonies 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 Yonge-Dundas Square.

The party continues on July 10 & 11, as 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

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

Media contacts:
Kimberly Bain
Event Supervisor
Marketing, Toronto Special Events
Cell: 416-528-1597

Amber Authier
Event Supervisor
Marketing, Toronto Special Events
Cell: 416-528-1538



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