Media Advisory - Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Councillor Adam Giambrone kick off countdown to BIG Festival

    TORONTO, June 10 /CNW/ - Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Toronto City
Councillor Adam Giambrone will speak at the official launch of the countdown
to the 2008 BIG Festival. They will be joined by event organizers, The Bloor
Improvement Group (BIG). All are welcome.

    What:  Kick off of the countdown to the 2008 BIG Festival

    Who:   Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and City Councillor Adam Giambrone

    When:  Wednesday, June 11 at 3pm

    Where: The Storefront - 957 Bloor Street West

    Festival highlights:

    -   2.5 km of car-free bliss!
    -   Culture Works: A precedent-setting street fair for cultural
        institutions and organizations featuring The ROM, AGO, NFB, Mercer
        Union, Toronto School of Art and many others
    -   Live music on 2 stages + buskers galore
    -   3 special-event hubs offering performances by dozens of local
        cultural producers ranging from martial arts demonstrations to giant
    -   More than 300 registered participants offering handcrafted art, tons
        of tasty treats, printed and spoken word and so much more

    BIG by name, BIG by nature. Come witness a grassroots success story in
the making.
    For more information visit

    About The Bloor Improvement Group (BIG)

    Led by volunteers, BIG is a community based coalition defined by a
geographic area and a common goal: to make Bloor Street West from Dundas to
Spadina an even better place to be. BIG aims to advance economic, physical,
cultural and social life by creating opportunities and events that celebrate
the area. BIG is a community action project designed to mobilize local
participation by initiating creative strategies for community development. BIG
represents: resident associations, BIAs, cultural producers, creative
activists, social service agencies, and other stakeholders in the community.
    For more information visit

For further information:

For further information: Jason Laszlo, Chair, BIG, (416) 606-4737,

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