Cirque du Soleil coming to Toronto's Port Lands



    TEDCO-owned site to become seasonal home for newest
    Cirque du Soleil touring show this summer

    TORONTO, April 11 /CNW/ - The Toronto Economic Development Corporation
(TEDCO) today announced that Cirque du Soleil will perform in Toronto this
summer from August 9 to September 2 on a TEDCO-owned site in the Port Lands
area.
    Cirque du Soleil has brought wonder and delight to close to 60 million
spectators in more than 100 cities on five continents. In 2007, Cirque du
Soleil will present 15 shows simultaneously throughout the world.
    Cirque du Soleil will raise their Grand Chapiteau at Cherry and
Commissioners Streets in the Port Lands area. The 2007 touring show titled
"Kooza" was announced this morning at a news conference at the Montreal site
of the touring show. The show features more than two hours of family-oriented
entertainment that Cirque du Soleil has been famous for over the last two
decades.
    "The inclusion of Toronto on Cirque du Soleil's touring plan is
tremendous," said Toronto Mayor David Miller. "Cirque's international
reputation for artistic excellence and true family entertainment will be a
welcome addition to Toronto's cultural community this summer. In addition to
being a great attraction for Toronto families, it is yet another great reason
to visit Toronto this summer."
    TEDCO President and CEO, Jeffrey Steiner was enthusiastic about Cirque du
Soleil coming to a TEDCO-owned site in the Port Lands area. "TEDCO is pleased
to host Cirque du Soleil this summer. It will be a tremendous boost to the
Port Lands area and will allow Torontonians and visitors to see the incredible
potential of this area as it becomes revitalized."
    For more information or to purchase tickets for the Toronto performances
of the newest Cirque du Soleil show, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.




For further information:

For further information: Contact at TEDCO - John A. Macintyre, TEDCO,
(416) 981-3875, jmacintyre@tedco.ca; Contact for Cirque du Soleil: Carrie
Sager, Flip Publicity, (416) 533-7710 ext. 224, carrie@flip-publicity.com


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