Media Advisory - Shops at Don Mills - Ontario's first outdoor urban village - opens its doors

    The new Shops at Don Mills makes Canadian retail history this week as
    Ontario's very first urban village opens its doors to the public.

    TORONTO, April 20 /CNW/ - Located in Toronto at the intersection of Don
Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East, the Cadillac Fairview development - one
of the largest redevelopment projects in Canada - represents a new evolution
in retail, showcasing a fresh concept where visitors stroll from stores to
restaurants to public spaces in an open-air setting. More than 100
best-in-class shops and boutiques, restaurants and amenities are moving in,
including many first-to-market tenants such as Canada's first Anthropologie
store, Ontario's first McNally Robinson bookstore, Salomon Sports' first North
American non-resort store, and Toronto chef Mark McEwan's 20,000-sq.-ft.
gourmet food store.
    Come on out and join the fun as Shops at Don Mills moves into the
neighbourhood! Highlights of the five-day Festival in the Square include:
Earth Day children's events followed by a heritage ceremony; a live concert
with R&B singer Jully Black and special guest Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila;
and, celebrity appearances. Buskers, magicians and balloon artists will be
strolling the site throughout the week.

    WHEN:   Wednesday, April 22, 2009
              - 1:30 p.m. - Earth Day children's concert with Chris McKhool
              - 2 p.m. - PHOTO OPP - Heritage plaque dedication ceremony,
                hosted by Heritage Toronto and attended by Toronto City
                Councillor Cliff Jenkins, Don Valley West, and children from
                a nearby public school
              - 2:30 p.m. - Elephant Thoughts children's science workshop
              - Free Segway rides

            Saturday, April 25, 2009
              - 1-3 p.m. - Celebrity interviews including cookbook author
                Rose Reisman, clock tower artist and author Douglas Coupland
                and fashion stylist Sandra Pittana
              - 3:30 p.m. - Concert in the Square featuring Jully Black and
                special guest Eva Avila

            Sunday, April 26, 2009
              - 1-3 p.m. - Celebrity interviews including chef Mark McEwan,
                Franklin storytime with McNally Robinson Booksellers

    WHERE:  Shops at Don Mills' 58,125-sq.-ft. Town Square
            1090 Don Mills Road (at the corner of Don Mills Rd. and Lawrence
            Ave. E.)

    For more information and full event listings, please visit:

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For further information: To set up an interview or a photo shoot, please
contact: Annette Robertson, MAVERICK Public Relations, (416) 640-5525 ext.

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