York-Eglinton International Street Festival Celebrates The Best of Eglinton West Yet Again!

    TORONTO, Aug. 14 /CNW/ - The York-Eglinton International Street Festival
is coming back, now with 2 days of activities and entertainment! We kick off
on Friday August 14th with live DJs and sidewalk sales from 3 pm to 9 pm. On
Saturday, August 15th from noon to 9 pm, the community will be filled with
music, giveaways, kids' activities, and a street market.
    Opening ceremonies will take place at noon on August 15th, in the Green P
Parking Lot at 1607 Eglinton Avenue West. Guests helping to launch the event
include: Joe Volpe, MP; Mike Colle, MPP; Staff Inspector David McLeod of 13
Division; and Nick Alampi, Chair of the York-Eglinton BIA.
    The entertainment showcase follows with live performances by R&B, Reggae,
Soul and Ska artists including Steele, Comfort, Mountainedge Crew, Jay Davis,
Frankie Foo & the YoYo Smugglers, and the Coppertones. Street magician Ray
Chance will perform, along with Jade's Hip Hop Academy.
    "We're proud to be able to offer this community and Toronto an event that
everyone can enjoy. There's great entertainment, games for the kids and lots
of music," says Alampi.
    The kids will have lots to do at the KidZone, with games and an
impressive interactive video gaming station from Playgrounds Inc. We'll also
have amazing prizes and giveaways from Boston Pizza, Natrel, Stride and many
    An international street market will provide the opportunity to explore
local stores and restaurants in this multicultural neighbourhood that caters
to the city's diverse heritage.
    This festival is presented by York-Eglinton BIA and its over 200 member
businesses. The BIA is situated along Eglinton Avenue West between Marlee
Avenue and Dufferin Street and is easily accessible by transit and Highway 401
from the Allen Expressway.
    Event sponsors include: Money Mart, Jamaica National International Money
Transfer, the City of Toronto, TABIA, Toronto Police Service - 13 Division,
CHRY 105.5 FM Radio, Toronto Parking Authority, CMJ Entertainment, and
Playgrounds Inc.
    For information visit www.internationalstreetfest.com.

For further information:

For further information: Nick Alampi, Chair, York-Eglinton BIA, Cell:
(416) 801-4303, Office: (416) 789-1835; Teresa Riczu, BIA Coordinator,
York-Eglinton BIA, Office: (416) 789-1835; Charles Matthews Jr., Event
Organizer, CMJ Entertainment, Cell: (416) 414-8964

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