TORONTO, June 27, 2013 /CNW/ - On July 1, Waterfront Toronto and Harbourfront Centre with the Government of Canada, will officially open Canada Square, a new landmark in the heart of Toronto's central waterfront. Designed by renowned landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh and Associates, Canada Square has transformed an asphalt parking lot into a vibrant new public space in the heart of Toronto's waterfront.
The celebration and official opening is part of Harbourfront Centre's Canada Day Weekend Celebrations (June 28-July 1). Close to a hundred thousand people are expected to attend the four-day festival featuring musical performances, a waterfront fireworks display on Canada Eve (June 30) presented by OLG and activities throughout the day at Harbourfront Centre.
|WHO:||Hon. Peter Kent, Minister of the Environment and MP, Thornhill|
|William Boyle, CEO Harbourfront Centre|
|Tenio Evangelista, President, Board of Directors, Harbourfront Centre|
|Mark Wilson, Chair, Waterfront Toronto|
|WHAT:||Official Opening of Canada Square|
|PHOTO OP:||A Canadian Mountie will be on hand as we officially open Canada Square with an impressive water display from the Toronto Fire Department's fireboat, William Lyon Mackenzie, in the harbour|
|WHEN:||Monday, July 1, 2013 1:00 p.m. (rain or shine)|
|Harbourfront Centre - 225 Queens Quay West (southeast corner)|
|PARKING:||Media parking is available on the north side of the Enwave Theatre (enter from Lower Simcoe Street). Paid parking is also available in Harbourfront Centre's underground garage.|
SOURCE: Waterfront Toronto
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