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Media Advisory - The Buskers are Coming: Toronto Pearson Kicks-Off Scotiabank BuskerFest 2012

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~ World renowned Dream State Circus and other wildly whacky performers welcome guests ~

TORONTO, Aug. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - On Monday, August 20, Toronto Pearson will kick-off festivities for Scotiabank BuskerFest, celebrating a signature local event and a new partnership with North America's largest busker festival, in support of Epilepsy Toronto.

Featuring silent comedy, daredevils, jugglers and more - airport guests and media will experience some of the very best in international street performances at the Scotiabank BuskerFest Kick-Off event taking place in Terminal 1 Departures. Guests will delight in a number of acts including Canadian juggler, Dawn Dreams, who will perform contact juggling with her crystal ball, and Chinese pole performer, Pancho Libre, whose acrobatic, mind-boggling feats will leave guests astounded.

To further mark this longstanding event, beginning on August 16, airport guests can "Check in for Charity" to the airport's FourSquare and Facebook sites using their mobile devices, and for every check-in, Toronto Pearson will donate $1 to Epilepsy Toronto.

Check in at or Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ) on FourSquare.


  1. Performance by Chris Lashua, the originator of the German Wheel act in Cirque Du Soleil's Quidam
  2. Magic show by accomplished master magician, Chris Capehart
  3. Performance by Canadian contact juggler Dawn Dreams
  4. Performance by world-renowned, International award-winning duo Dream State Circus
  5. Performances by seasoned acrobat, Pancho Libre and many more
  6. Interviews with Toronto Pearson, Epilepsy Toronto, and BuskerFest representatives and performers
Monday, August 20
2:45p.m. - 3:50p.m.
Toronto Pearson
The Malton Gallery, Terminal 1, Level 2, directly above Canada Arrivals.
Media guests may park in the Terminal 1 garage and will be provided a full parking voucher
at the event. Directions to Terminal 1 parking can be found here:
RSVP: Sarah Shelest for entry arrangements
Please note media are required to bring government issued photo identification as the event is post-security.

About the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA)
The GTAA is the operator of Toronto Pearson International Airport, Canada's biggest airport and one of the largest airports in North America in terms of passenger and air cargo traffic.  In 2011, Toronto Pearson handled 33.4 million passengers and is ranked 4th largest in international passenger traffic in North America.  The focus of the GTAA continues to be on competitiveness, growing the airport's status as an international gateway, meeting the needs of our guests and ensuring the long-term success of the organization, our airline customers and the regional economy. Join Toronto Pearson on Facebook and Twitter (@torontopearson) #PearsonBuskerFest.

About Scotiabank BuskerFest Toronto
North America's largest busker festival, Scotiabank BuskerFest is Toronto's wildly successful international street performers' festival, now in its 13th wacky, outlandish year. Produced by Epilepsy Toronto, this year's event runs Thursday, August 23 to Sunday, August 26, 2012 throughout the historic St. Lawrence Market neighbourhood.


SOURCE: Toronto Pearson

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