TORONTO, June 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Due to a tragic incident, the Radiohead
concert at Downsview Park was cancelled today.
A Tri-Service press conference was held earlier this evening confirming
one fatality; Downsview Park wishes to express its sincerest
The promoter, Live Nation, will be refunding tickets purchased online
and by phone automatically.
At this time, Downsview Park also wishes to thank concert goers,
suppliers and fans for their understanding and cooperation.
The site has been secured and all other areas, activities and events at
Downsview Park remain open for business.
About Downsview Park
Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP)
was established by the Government of Canada, stipulating that the land
be developed as "a unique urban recreational greenspace for the
enjoyment of future generations." Downsview Park is self-financing,
independent of government funding and is being designed to support
environmental, social and economic sustainability. Of its 572 acres, a
substantial majority are committed to public open space and
recreational use. Downsview Park engages the public through its
year-round seasonal, cultural and special events, and educational and
recreational programs. It is also home to the Downsview Park Sports
Centre. These features promote and broaden awareness of the significant
historical, environmental and cultural characteristics that make
Downsview Park unique. Over 1.5 million visits annually continue to
establish Downsview Park as a unique park for all people and a modern park for all seasons.
SOURCE Downsview Park
For further information:
Director, Public Affairs and Communications