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
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