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April 4, 2005
Entertainment enlivens Toronto’s public squares this summer
Toronto Special Events - Summer in Toronto wouldn’t be complete without the
four all ages free summer programs at Nathan Phillips Square and Mel Lastman
Square that reflect Toronto's vibrancy and activity. Canada Day celebrations
and fireworks, live music and the Farmers’ Market at Fresh Wednesdays, an
international BBQ and live entertainment at Tasty Thursdays and music under the
stars at Sunday Serenades add to Toronto's sensational summer festival line-up.

Canada Day is celebrated in style at Mel Lastman Square from 8 to 10:30 p.m. on
Friday, July 1. The celebration of the 138th birthday of the nation combines
great Canadian music acts and a spectacular fireworks finale.

Sunday Serenades, a weekly concert series at Mel Lastman Square, brings the
smooth sounds of the city's best swing, big band and jazz acts to Toronto's
warm summer evenings. Swing dance enthusiasts will have a chance to show off
their moves under the stars at these free concerts. For 2005 Sunday Serenades
run every Sunday evening from 7:30 to 9 p.m. between July 17 and August 28.

Wednesday is a great day for visitors to enjoy Nathan Phillips Square during
the summer months. Fresh Wednesdays feature the Farmers' Market offering an
incredible selection of fresh flowers, fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more
from Ontario farmers. The market is complemented by the addition of live music.
Fresh Wednesdays run Wednesday afternoons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July
13 and August 24. The Farmers’ Market opens June 1 and continues through
October 5, 2005.

Tasty Thursdays is another weekly event in Nathan Phillips Square combining
delicious food at great prices and free noon hour concerts. Each week a
selection of Toronto restaurants bring international cuisine to the square with
food ranging from BBQ to noodles and stir fry to fresh salads. This series also
features seven weeks of diverse concerts by well-known musicians. Tasty
Thursdays run Thursday afternoons from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. between July 14 and
August 25.

More information on all four programmes will be released in the coming months.
For more information on these and other Toronto Special Events, the public can
call Access Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

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



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