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March 10, 2005
Festivals and Events Ontario honours Toronto Special Events with three awards
Toronto Special Events received three major honours at the Festivals & Events
Ontario (FEO) awards ceremony held on Sunday, March 6 at the Doubletree
International Plaza Hotel. FEO is a provincial association for special events
that showcases and recognizes the practices of its members in the annual FEO
Achievement Awards.

Taking two of the three awards was the Toronto holiday tradition, Cavalcade of
Lights. The marketing campaign for the 2004 edition of this festival, which ran
November 27 - December 31, 2004, was acknowledged for Best Official Printed
Program and Best Internet Site. The Cavalcade of Lights printed program and
internet site were created by Toronto Special Events in partnership with the
City of Toronto’s Corporate Communications-Creative Services.

A tradition spanning close to four decades, the Cavalcade of Lights festival
expanded citywide in 2004 to set Toronto aglow for the season with sparkling
lighting displays, brilliant fireworks, a calendar of festive events and a
one-of-a-kind tour of Toronto’s picturesque neighbourhoods. The winner of two
2003 International Special Events Society Esprit Awards and two International
Festivals and Events Association Pinnacle Awards, Cavalcade of Lights is one of
the nation’s foremost festivals of light.

The third award went to the Celebrate Toronto Street Festival held on July 9 to
11, 2004. The Celebrate Toronto Street Festival took home the Best Newspaper
Insert award.

The sixth annual Celebrate Toronto Street Festival transformed five
intersections along the world’s longest street, giving the right-of-way to a
curb-to-curb celebration of tastes and talent. Yonge Street, where it
intersects with Dundas Street, Bloor Street, St. Clair Avenue, Eglinton Avenue
and Lawrence Avenue, was 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 summer festival stimulated
audiences’ senses with hot entertainment to see, cool music to hear and
delicious food to savour.

The sixth annual Celebrate Toronto Street Festival and the second annual
WinterCity Festival were also named on Festivals & Events Ontario’s Top 50
Ontario Festivals list.

Toronto Special Events celebrates Toronto year-round by producing events and
festivals that showcase the best the city has to offer in music, art, culture,
sports, food, theatre and spectacle. From the frosty festivities of the
WinterCity Festival to the massive merriment of the Celebrate Toronto Street
Festival, Toronto Special Events creates events that get people into the city
and onto the street.

For more information on Toronto Special Events, call Access Toronto at
416-338-0338 or visit

Media contacts:
Jaye Robinson
Director, Toronto Special Events

Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing, Toronto Special Events



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