Celebrate global music, food and culture with the TD Canada Trust IRIE Music Festival



    TORONTO, July 30 /CNW/ - TD Canada Trust is gearing up to take part in
one of Canada's most exciting annual celebrations of global music and the
arts. The TD Canada Trust IRIE Music Festival, also known as "IRIE Fest,"
takes place from August 1-4 in downtown Toronto at Queen's Park and Nathan
Phillips Square.
    "IRIE Fest has become a symbol of Toronto's many different cultures and
communities and we're proud to celebrate our diversity," says Marvin Daley,
Vice President, TD Waterhouse. "IRIE Fest is a cultural extravaganza that
represents the people of the Greater Toronto Area and we're delighted to be
part of this first class festival."
    Highlights of this year's festival will include the reggae and soca sound
of legendary band Byron Lee and the Dragonaires, the roots reggae of Culture
with Kenyatta Hill, hot salsa band Café Cubano, percussive players Samba Squad
and renowned Jamaican band Fab-5.
    "With live music, arts and crafts, dance, film, and of course the
fabulous tropical food fair, IRIE Fest helps to promote a deeper understanding
and appreciation of cultures and traditions," added Daley.
    Besides the music, the IRIE Music Festival Vendors Marketplace will be
central to this year's event, featuring a variety of merchandise including
clothing, music, books, arts & crafts and fashion accessories. To satisfy your
hunger, the Taste of the Tropics food emporium will boast a delicious mix of
tasty delights.
    For more information, please visit www.iriemusicfestival.com.





For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: Gregory Harrison, TD Bank
Financial Group, (416) 308-8597, gregory.harrison@td.com; Beverly Kreller,
SPEAK Music, (416) 922-3620, bev@speak-music.com


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