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December 15, 2005
WinterCity Festival announces WOW! (Wild on Winter) series
The WinterCity Festival, presented by the American Express Philanthropic Program, is an award-winning 14 day city-wide celebration of Toronto’s culture, creativity and cuisine. Running from January 27 – February 9, 2006, this Toronto festival will feature six days of free outdoor spectacle shows, live music and performing arts throughout Nathan Phillips Square as part of the WOW! (Wild On Winter) series.

The WOW! series will feature two major open air theatre spectacles — Il Corso from Theatre Pan-Optikum and The Tower of Light from Walk The Plank; contemporary dance from the leading Canadian companies Company Blonde, CORPUS, Larchaud Dance Project and Tina Fushell; a pavilion featuring soups from around the world and chef demonstrations paired with music from the featured countries; and, on an outdoor stage, music from every genre from folk/roots to pop/rock plus R&B, blues, reggae and Latin dance music.

A full media release on each element of the WOW! series is available at:

The WinterCity Festival runs from January 27 – February 9, 2006 and offers three distinct areas of programming: the WOW! (Wild on Winter) Series featuring free outdoor spectacle shows, live music and performing arts at Nathan Phillips Square; the Warm-up Series with dazzling performances and discounts at some of Toronto’s leading cultural and tourist attractions; and the return of the hugely popular restaurant promotion Winterlicious, presented by American Express.

Admission to the WOW! events on Nathan Phillips Square is FREE. 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 WinterCity and other events produced by Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

Images available for download at

Media Contact:

Grant Ramsay
Toronto Special Events



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