TORONTO, June 28 /CNW/ - The Green Toronto Streetfest, in support of
"Friends of Live Earth" will take the green movement to the streets of Yonge
and Dundas on Saturday, July 7 from noon to 8 p.m.
One of the highlights of the Streetfest will be a live viewing party of
CTV's broadcast of the Live Earth concerts taking place around the world
between noon and 8 p.m. on a giant LED screen on Yonge-Dundas Square provided
by Eye Candy. The Live Earth concerts will bring together more than 100 music
artists and two billion people to inspire a global movement to "answer the
call" and combat the climate crisis.
In addition to the Live Earth broadcast, Toronto's Streetfest will
showcase a variety of green products and services that people can use in their
everyday lives such as clothing made from bamboo, solar power, low emission
vehicles, green roofs, biodegradable packaging, organic foods and more. To
accommodate the event, Yonge St. will be closed to traffic from Dundas St. to
Shuter St. People attending the event are encouraged to walk, ride or take
"The solution to climate change lies in every one of us taking
responsibility, and taking action now," said Mayor David Miller. "I encourage
everyone in Toronto to join the rest of the world in taking a stand for our
environment on July 7 and beyond. Come to the Streetfest, enjoy the world
music and learn what you can do at home, in your community and on the road to
make a real difference in our city and in our world."
The Green Toronto Streetfest in support of "Friends of Live Earth" is
sponsored by CTV, Eye Candy, Smart Canada, Enbridge, Bullfrog Power, Zipcar
and NOW Magazine.
Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine
of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America.
In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and
innovation in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to
prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.
Visit our website at www.toronto.ca
For further information:
For further information: Media contacts: Kyle Leetham, Toronto
Environment Office, (416) 397-5746; Stuart Green, Deputy Director of
Communications, Office of Mayor Miller, (416) 338-7119