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The City of Toronto’s Special Events office enriches the quality of life for residents through public celebration, engenders civic pride and generates economic activity by profiling Toronto as a world-wide cultural destination.

The Celebrate Toronto eNewsletter profiles events produced by Toronto Special Events, a division of Economic, Development & Culture.



Scotiabank Nuit Blanche
Saturday, October 1, 2011
6:59 pm to sunriseFor one sleepless night experience the city transformed by hundreds of artists for Toronto’s sixth annual sunset-to-sunrise celebration of contemporary art.Discover art in galleries, museums and unexpected places. From a streetcar, alleyways and storefronts to churches, ponds and parks, choose from more than 130 destinations and chart your own path.

One night only. All night long. All free.

All 2011 project details are now available: www.scotiabanknuitblanche.ca

Scotiabank Nuit Blanche is produced by the City of Toronto.

Fresh Wednesdays
mel m'rabet, david celia and b current'sNathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
July 13 – August 31, 2011
Free noon-hour concerts

Pick up some of the freshest local produce around, while listening to great Canadian music.

Performing on August 17: Blending Andalusian-North African with Flamenco, Blues, a sprinkle of Jazz and compelling grooves, Mel M’rabet’s World Fusion is hard to resist.

Future Wednesday Performances by: b current’s youth of summer aRts.
Full Schedule

mookie and the loyalistsTasty Thursdays
Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen Street West
July 14 – September 1, 2011
Free noon-hour concertsEnjoy food hot off the grill from a variety of Toronto restaurants
along with live concerts at noon, featuring music from around the world
including roots, blues, reggae and Latin sounds.Performing on August 18: The Annual Toronto Blues Society Talent Search hosts competition finals at Nathan Phillips Square. Six selected finalists will perform live before a panel of judges.

Future Thursday Performances by: Jayme Stone, Roxanne Potvin and Brian Blain.
Full Schedule Â

york jazzSunday Serenades
Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge Street
July 10 – August 21, 2011
Free admissionDon’t miss the last weekend of Sunday Serenades. Performing on August 21: The award-winning Swing Shift Big Band with a swinging tribute to Count Basie that will keep everyone dancing and listening long into the night.
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snb scribbleVolunteer Opportunities
Scotiabank Nuit Blanche 2011 is looking for volunteers
Saturday, October 1 to Sunday, October 2, 2011If you are interested in being part of this celebration of contemporary art, volunteer positions are available. Opportunities range from working directly with artists and their projects to helping the public navigate the exhibitions and learn more about the event. Specialized volunteer roles such as stage management, art education and project facilitation are also available.If you are interested in becoming a Scotiabank Nuit Blanche volunteer you will need to register and attend one of the following orientation sessions:

Monday, August 29, 2011
6:30 to 8:30pm

To register for an orientation session and receive location details or to learn more about volunteer opportunities email spevvol@toronto.ca

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