Summer concerts return to Nathan Phillips Square

    TORONTO, June 25 /CNW/ - Celebrate summer at Nathan Phillips Square with
Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays presented by Scotiabank. These free
events offer the perfect lunchtime combination - Farmers' Market on Wednesdays
and delicious food at great prices on Thursdays - each complete with free noon
hour performances featuring jazz, reggae, pop and soul. Fresh Wednesdays and
Tasty Thursdays takes place every Wednesday and Thursday, July 11 to August 23
at Nathan Phillips Square.
    On Wednesdays, Ontario Farmers will provide an incredible array of crisp
vegetables, juicy fruits, warm pastries, fresh-cut flowers and more from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays include a variety of Toronto restaurants bringing
their international cuisine to the Square. Choose from tasty selections such
as juicy burgers, delicious pad thai, succulent shrimp and spicy jerk chicken,
each available for $5 or less. Lunch runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Free live concerts will be held every Wednesday and Thursday from noon to
    2 p.m.


    July 11:     Chris Kirby & The Marquee
    July 18:     Margaret Stowe Band
    July 25:     Dala
    August 1:    I.AN.EYE
    August 8:    The Creaking Tree String Quartet
    August 15:   Robin Boers Trio
    August 22:   Plakaso

    July 12:     Kobo Town
    July 19:     Jeremy Ledbetter and Canefire
    July 26:     Jayme Stone
    August 2:    Selasee
    August 9:    The Weber Brothers
    August 16:   Peter Elkas
    August 23:   Papa Duke

    While visiting Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, the public can stop
by the Scotiabank information tent and complete a ballot for the chance to win
a pair of movie tickets every month for a year.
    Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays are presented by Scotiabank. Special
thanks to our other sponsors LARABAR and the Insurance Bureau of Canada.
    Nathan Phillips Square is located at 100 Queen St. W., and is easily
accessible by the TTC's 501 Queen streetcar, the Yonge subway line (exit Queen
station) or the University subway line (exit Osgoode station).
    For more information on Fresh Wednesdays and Tasty Thursdays, or any
other event produced by Toronto Special Events, the public can call Access
Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit

    Toronto is Canada's largest city and sixth largest government, and home
to a diverse population of about 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: Media contact: Marilyn Nickel, Toronto Special
Events, (416) 395-7375,

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