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Embrace the Spirit of the Summer with the Many Activities and Events at Shops at Don Mills

Enjoy the many activities and events offered at Shops at Don Mills

July 20, 2012 - PRLog -- For additional information, please visit www.shopsatdonmills.ca or call 416-447-0618.

All Aboard the Miniature Train
Thursdays to Sundays, all summer long – 11:00am-5:00pm - $3/person per ride

Sit back, relax and enjoy the fresh summer air while riding a miniature train through Shops at Don Mills! The train will provide a tour of the property while introducing visitors to new shopping sites for the whole family. And to make matters even better, net proceeds from the train rides support the Toronto Firefighters’ Toy Drive. Now that’s a ride worth taking. Tickets are available at Guest Services for $3/person per ride and are cash only. Thursday to Sunday each week 11:00am-5:00pm.

Dancing in the Town Square
Mondays and Wednesdays – 7:00pm-8:00pm until August 29 – FREE

Perfect for spicing up your summer, Dexter and Janice of Djdance teach the latest new steps and moves in Latin dance. Work up a sweat, learn some hot new moves and have a blast. The Latin Salsa dance lessons are held in the open air of the Town Square on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00pm- 8:00pm until August 29.  And it’s all for FREE.

Yoga in the Town Square
Tuesdays and Thursdays – 7:00pm-8:00pm until August 30 – FREE

Find inner peace and let the stresses of the week disappear with Yoga in the Town Square, courtesy of Titika. People of all ages and skill levels can bring their mat to the Town Square every Tuesday and Thursday from 7:00pm- 8:00pm until August 30, for FREE.

Physiotherapy at Don Mills & Eye Associates’ Health Fair – FREE
Saturday, July 21 – 11am-2pm

Physiotherapy at Don Mills & Eye Associates’ Health Fair at Shops at Don Mills is committed to providing important, appropriate and meaningful healthy living information to shoppers. The Health Fair encourages good habits and skills to improve overall health and attitude. Meet with healthcare providers such as physiotherapists, optometrists, dentists, massage therapists, naturopathic doctors and chiropractors and have your personal questions answered in the Town Square on July 21 from 11am-2pm.

Have fun while discovering how to keep on top of your game at the Health Fair:
•   join a 30 minute exercise class
•   have a computerized scan of how you walk
•   try a professional massage,
•   find goods and products to boost your physical and mental health
•   learn how to invest in a healthy retirement
•   sample healthy snacks and other refreshments
•   win prizes in a number of free draws

Percussion, steel drum, keyboard with The Vibes
Saturday, July 28 – 12:30pm-3:30pm – FREE

The Vibes are a foursome comprised of two couples - Harold and Lucille Gonsalves are originally from Guyana and John and Susanne Low are originally from Trinidad.  Harold plays keyboard while Susanne plays the steel drum. John and Lucille are the group's percussionists.  They do a wide range of music from classical and gospel to calypso to Latin.

Their music is sure to get music lovers of all ages dancing to their vibes on Saturday, July 28 from 12:30pm-3:30pm for FREE.

The André Roy Quartet
Saturday, August 11 – 1:00pm-4:00pm – FREE

Originally from Montréal, guitarist André Roy has been a professional guitarist since the age of fifteen when he began touring with popular Québec artists. His jazz performances have grown to consist mostly of his own compositions and the audience can usually expect to hear some French jazz vocals or a jazz interpretation of an old folk melody. André brings a personal voice and approach to his guitar playing with jazz roots coming from Wes Montgomery, Pat Martino, George Benson, pianist Bill Evans; blues roots from BB King; rock and musique concrète from Frank Zappa among others.

Join the André Roy Quartet on Saturday, August 11 from 1:00pm-4:00pm for a FREE concert all will be sure to enjoy.

Summer of 69 Band
Saturday, August 25 – 1:00pm-4:00pm – FREE

Summer of 69 is Canada's tribute to Bryan Adams. The band was established in 2004 in Toronto and gained international recognition when they were posted on Bryan Adams’ MySpace website. The group has performed at many outdoor festivals and events across Canada, USA and even the Caribbean. They are now one of the most sought after tribute acts around. Summer of 69 features Jay Adams on lead vocals and guitar, Genero Scott on lead guitar and backing vocals, Paul Gayne on drums and backing vocals and Darryl Fleming on bass guitar and backing vocals. On stage Summer of 69 faithfully reproduce the look, the sound and the energy of a real Bryan Adams performance.

Summer of 69 will play major hit songs such as "Run To You", "Summer Of 69", "Everything I Do I Do It For You" and "Cuts Like A Knife", as well as two dozen other top 20 hit singles, on August 25 from 1:00pm-4:00pm for FREE.

Hilario Duran and Luis Mario Ochoa
Saturday, September 8 – 1:00pm-3:30pm – FREE

Born in 1953, Havana, Cuba, Hilario Duran performed and studied composition and arranging at Amadeo Roldan conservatory under the musical directors of some of Havana’s great cabaret and theatre orchestras. He immigrated to Toronto in 1998. Named one of the 10 most influential Hispanic Canadians in 2009, he is the adjunct piano professor and ensemble director in jazz faculty at Humber College, Toronto, Ontario. As an arranger, pianist, musical director with Arturo Sandoval for nine years, he has spent a great deal of time touring worldwide. He has performed with “greats” Dizzy Gillespie, Michel Legrand, among many others.

Luis Mario Ochoa was also born in Havana, Cuba on April 6, 1963. Luis Mario’s earliest musical influences came from his father Luis Ochoa Sr., singer, guitarist and founding member of “Trio Voces de Oro”, one of Cuba’s most romantic ensembles. In 1990 Luis Mario moved to Toronto, Canada, embracing the city as his new home. In 1992, he formed his band Cimarron, (meaning “free spirit”), and three years later recorded their first CD A La Cubana. Being one of the first recordings to emerge from Toronto’s Latin music scene, the album introduced Canadian audiences to the ensemble’s unique sound; tracks from this CD were featured on the TV series Traders.

Catch a FREE concert by Hilario Duran and Luis Mario Ochoa on Saturday, September 8 from 1:00pm- 3:30pm.

Bob Clegg Jazz Sextet
Saturday, September 22 – 1:00pm-4:00pm – FREE

Join the Bob Clegg Jazz Sextet in the Town Square to enjoy some classic hits from the 60's all the way through to the 90's.  

Sun and FREE swingin’ Jazz make a perfect afternoon on Saturday, September 22 from 1:00pm–4:00pm.

About Shops at Don Mills
Shops at Don Mills is a high-quality retail and commercial destination where fashion, dining and entertainment come outside to play.  The first Urban Village in Canada to integrate residential and commercial environments, Shops at Don Mills is truly a breath of fresh air. Located on the southwest corner of Don Mills Road and Lawrence Avenue East, just two blocks west of the Don Valley Parkway, Shops at Don Mills has free parking and is easily accessible by public transit via the following bus routes: 25 Don Mills; 54 Lawrence East; 162 Lawrence.  To learn more about the centre's exceptional shops, restaurants, services and community events hosted at the Town Square, please visit shopsatdonmills.ca or call 416-447-0618.

About Cadillac Fairview
Shops at Don Mills is owned and operated by The Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. With an international portfolio valued at more than $20 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates currently own and manage 85 properties across North America.  For more information, please visit cadillacfairview.com


For further information or for interview requests for Shops at Don Mills, please contact:

Lauren Genz | Marketing Manager | Shops at Don Mills | 416-447-6087 ext. 243

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