City of Toronto partners with Caribana 2007 to celebrate 40 years of Caribbean culture

    TORONTO, Jan. 31 /CNW/ - The City of Toronto is pleased to once again
partner with Caribana to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Caribana has become
the largest festival of its kind in North America, attracting more than one
million visitors from across Canada, the United States, Britain, the Caribbean
and other countries around the world.
    "As one of Toronto's most important international events, I am very
pleased that the 40th anniversary celebration will be bigger and better than
ever," said Mayor David Miller. "All the festival organizers should be
commended and recognized for their invaluable contribution to life in our
city, and for all the hard work and dedication of the last 40 years that has
made Caribana Toronto's most exciting cultural celebration of the summer."
    Caribana contributes more than $300 million annually to Toronto's
economy, creating numerous jobs and generating revenue for businesses across
the city. With an expanded calendar to mark the festival's 40th anniversary,
Caribana 2007 promises to be an even larger tourist attraction.
    "Caribana is a cornerstone festival," said Councillor Joe Mihevc, Council
Liaison to the Caribana Festival. "Caribana is so much a part of the cultural
and economic life in our City that one can hardly think of summer in Toronto
without Caribana."

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of more than 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.

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For further information: Councillor Joe Mihevc, Council Liaison to the
Caribana Festival, (416) 392-0208

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