Thousands of Torontonians Toast the Season at ICE, WINE & DINE

- Elm Street serves up a night of food, drinks and live performances for Winter Magic -

TORONTO, Nov. 11, 2011 /CNW/ - On Saturday, November 12th, lively crowds of urban foodies and wine lovers will flock to charming Elm Street, located in the heart of the downtown core, to savour the best flavours of the season. ICE, WINE & DINE is part of the Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area's (BIA) annual Winter Magic celebration. This festive street soiree will enchant guests with delectable menu offerings, mouth-watering cocktails and captivating live entertainment.

With a record number of the neighbourhood's finest restaurants, retailers and organizations participating—including upscale neo-Italian restaurant Oro and renowned Elmwood Spa—guests will discover a wide variety of eats and treats. Fifteen participating restaurants and businesses will offer sit-down service inside as well as street-level service to crowds, with tasty edibles $5 and under, such as barbequed pulled pork sandwiches, Argentinean grilled vegetable and goat cheese empanadas and apple beignets. Enjoy seasonal wine tastings with an internationally acclaimed sommelier, or sip on the Commensal's signature Red Apple Martini and other fabulous cocktails in the Ice Martini Lounge. Mastercard and Jergens will also have promotional offerings at the event.

What: ICE, WINE & DINE
Who: Fire performers, live ice carvings, stilt walkers, a dance group, DJ, fortune teller, caricature artist, and magician as well as Elm Street restaurants and retailers
When: Saturday, November 12th from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Photo Op: Crowds gather along Elm Street, enjoying food, drinks, live performances and festive decorations.


Entertainment highlights include: fire performers, live ice carvings, stilt walkers, dance performances by the Larchaud Dance project, strolling carollers, magic shows, fortunetelling and the upbeat sounds of DJ Dr. J and beatboxer, Scratch Cat. Further information about ICE, WINE & DINE and other Winter Magic events is available at www.wintermagic.ca or through the Winter Magic iPhone App available for download through the Apple Store.

About Winter Magic
Now celebrating its 5th year, Winter Magic transforms Downtown Yonge into a winter playground with dazzling holiday lighting installations, seasonal Winter Magic banners and a series of unique signature events. This community-driven festival of lights and specialty events celebrates the best of the holiday season in a high energy, urban destination area that has mass appeal. Winter Magic signature events vary in theme, target audience and location and include; Illuminite, Window Wonderland, Kidzfest, Buskertainment and Ice, Wine & Dine.

Special thanks to Winter Magic media sponsors; Newstalk 1010, CityTV, Today's Parent, Toronto.com and parentcentral.ca.

About Downtown Yonge BIA
Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area (BIA) is the association partnering with member businesses and property owners to revitalize the district. Founded in 2001, the mandate of the BIA is to position Downtown Yonge as Canada's premier business, shopping and entertainment destination. For further information: www.downtownyonge.com.

 

SOURCE Downtown Yonge Business Improvement Area

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