Media Advisory: A Regent Park Milestone! Street Celebration Includes Original
Song & Dance

First New Street in Revitalization Re-connects Neighbourhood with Downtown Toronto

TORONTO, June 4 /CNW/ - On June 12th, history will be made when Cole Street, the first new street in the Regent Park Revitalization, is formally unveiled with the support of Toronto Community Housing and The Daniels Corporation.

To celebrate this re-connection of Regent Park to the rest of downtown Toronto, a dramatic street performance will take place on Saturday, June 12th. The public is invited.

Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie (CLC), a professional dance organization and Regent Park's resident dance company, will debut a site-specific performance piece featuring famed Canadian countertenor Daniel Taylor.

Recognized for their creative, unusual and daring productions, CLC will present a series of surprising and moving performances throughout the first phase of the Regent Park Revitalization. CLC presented the acclaimed "Breaking Ground" last summer to mark the re-construction of the neighbourhood.

In addition, Jackie Richardson, Canada's leading gospel, blues and jazz singer and Sterling Jarvis (We Will Rock You), will perform a special song written for the occasion by Daniels' President Mitchell Cohen. Jackie and Sterling will be backed by members of the Nelson Mandela Park Public School Choir and Regent Park's own Tynes Family Singers.

    
    WHAT:  An interactive musical street celebration in Regent Park featuring
           a live outdoor performance of dance, music and visual art and an
           enchanting encounter with the unexpected. RAIN OR SHINE.

    WHEN:  Saturday, June 12, 2010: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
           1 pm - Fun festivities on Parliament St.
           2:30 pm - Official opening & musical performance
           2:45 - 3:30pm - Choreographed performance and finale surprise

    WHERE: Northeast corner of Parliament and Cole Streets
           (just north of Dundas)

    WHO:   Donna Cansfield, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of
            Municipal Affairs and Housing
           Pam McConnell, Toronto City Councillor, Ward 28
           Keiko Nakamura, CEO, Toronto Community Housing
           Martin Blake, Vice President, The Daniels Corporation
           Jackie Richardson, Canadian Vocalist
           Sterling Jarvis, Musician and Actor
           Nelson Mandela Park Public School Choir and The Tynes Family
            Singers
           Dancers of Coleman Lemieux & Compagnie
           Regent Park residents
    

SOURCE Toronto Community Housing Corporation

For further information: For further information: Rhoda Eisenstadt/David Eisenstadt/Beth Merrick, The Communications Group Inc., (416) 696-9900 ext. 33/36/40; Kyle Rooks, Toronto Community Housing, (416) 688-8277


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