This video presents CAVALCADE OF LIGHTS IN CITY HALL TORONTO 2013.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
November 3, 2014
Cavalcade of Lights set to launch Toronto’s holiday season celebrations at Nathan Phillips Square
The 48th annual Cavalcade of Lights presented by Great Gulf at 7 p.m. on Saturday, November 29 will mark the official start of the holiday season in Toronto.
The festive Toronto tradition will feature the first lighting of Toronto’s official 18-metre (60-foot) Christmas tree, performances and fireworks. Thousands of people are expected to attend the celebration in Nathan Phillips Square under the glow of more than 525,000 lights.
Featured performances by the all Juno Award-winning lineup are sponsored by Great Gulf and will include jazz and soul vocalist Kellylee Evans, rap trailblazer Maestro Fresh Wes, and Toronto favourite Kardinal Offishall.
A dazzling fireworks display, sponsored by TekSavvy, will begin at about 8:15 p.m.
Also, on November 9, Emma Lui, Water Campaigner with the Council of Canadians turns our attention to concern about a pipeline extension project for Toronto.
Within the month, the Ontario Energy Board will make a major decision about piping fracked gas to Toronto for distribution in southwestern Ontario and Quebec.
Enbridge Gas Distribution and Union Gas are petitioning the Ontario Energy Board for new and expanded natural gas infrastructure in the Greater Toronto Area.
The last day of hearings on this is Friday, November 8.
She warns that if this project is allowed, it will increase fracking in Pennsylvania.
If the application is approved, millions of people will be relying on imported fracked gas from the U.S. Marcellus shale by 2015.
The approval could open the door to more fracking of the Marcellus shale posing serious risks to the Great Lakes Basin with massive water withdrawals, potential water contamination and pipeline leaks and hazardous waste risks.
In addition to being a major threat to Great Lakes communities’ water and air and contributing significantly to climate change pollution, this approval would lead to higher heating costs for Ontario and Quebec residents.
Lui has shared with us the following links which you may want to check out before the screening.
Tomorrow, Toronto will start off the holiday season with a spectacular celebration at the Calvacade of Lights.
Here is the itinerary for this free fantastic event, Calvacade of Lights, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada:
Saturday, November 27
5:30 to 7 p.m. – Meet and greet with Debbie Travis on-site at the Canadian Tire display and enter for a chance to win a Debbie Travis holiday look
7 p.m. – Welcoming remarks by Kevin Frankish and Ingrid Schumacher; illumination of Toronto’s official Christmas tree; Nathan Phillips Square lighting; and a holiday concert featuring Sarah Slean, Shawn Desman and Divine Brown
8 p.m. – Spectacular fireworks display; followed by a skating party on the theme “Celebrating 40 Years of the Juno Awards” with DJ Tony Sutherland
Cavalcade of Lights is produced by the City of Toronto and sponsored by Scotiabank. Canadian Tire is this year’s Lighting Display Partner.
For more information contact:
Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Bay Street & Queen Street West Map to this event
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Toronto lights up the sky for one night only at Cavalcade of Lights
Toronto’s annual holiday celebration, Cavalcade of Lights presented by Scotiabank, will kick off the holiday season on Saturday, November 27 at 7 p.m. Featuring some of Canada’s top musical talent, a spectacular fireworks show, and a skating party on the iconic Nathan Phillips Square skating rink, this annual festival of illumination offers the opportunity to capture the magic of the city this holiday season.