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article imageToronto rings in 'Earth Hour' as thousands celebrate the event Special

By Andrew Moran     Mar 27, 2010 in Environment
Toronto - Thousands of Torontonians packed Yonge-Dundas Square to celebrate Earth Hour festivities with live music, environment-related and lottery vendors and acrobats.
As more than 3,400 cities in 125 nations around the world celebrate Earth Hour to send a message to their elected officials about climate change, thousands of Torontonians gathered at Toronto’s Yonge-Dundas Square to enjoy live music and entertainment with acrobatic events.
People across the globe are urged to shut off their lights, computers and other electrical gadgets for one hour between 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. in order to initiate more action against climate change.
Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty delivered a public address to Ontarians also encouraging them to be part of Earth Hour by turning off the lights but not “being in the dark when it comes to climate change.”
Earth Hour has received some criticism from many people. The Toronto Star’s Catherine Porter questioned the significance of one hour, “If I didn't know better, I would have thought Earth Hour was a Conservative Party invention. Get people to turn off their lights for one hour and then shut up for the next 8,759."
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
Last year’s Earth Hour was marked controversy due to Al Gore's non-participation in the event as his indoor lights were on and so were his television screens and computer monitors.
Nevertheless, according to a World Wildlife Fund Canada poll, 88 per cent of Canadians believe it’s important for Canada to play a strong leadership role in promoting global solutions to climate change, while approximately the same number believe Canada can make a difference in helping find solutions, reports the Earth Times.
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
On Saturday  during Earth Hour festivities  thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city s Yonge-D...
On Saturday, during Earth Hour festivities, thousands of Torontonians gathered at the city's Yonge-Dundas Square at the heart of downtown.
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