Media Advisory - World of Diversity at World of Neighbours Festival

Multicultural Festival Celebrates 100 Years of Neighbours

TORONTO, July 12, 2011 /CNW/ - The most diverse community in North America will converge on Allan Gardens on Saturday, July 16 from 12noon to 7pm for World of Neighbours, a festival of live music, dance and free food from around the world, plus family activities and a children's pavilion to celebrate 100 Years of Neighbours, part of a year-long series of events celebrating the centennial of Central Neighbourhood House, a multi-service agency serving downtown east Toronto since 1911. Everyone is welcome.

Join special guests, including MC and former Canadian Idol judge Zack Werner and his Idol School Singers, Festival Chair George Smitherman and catch the hottest emerging live acts representing the diversity of the city including Snooky Tynes Family Band, Muhtadi African Drumming, Samba Squad, Shweta Subram, Jack Grunsky, Rob Joy, Masaisai Afro Zim Mbira, 7Firez and many more. For more information on the World of Neighbours Festival, visit:

What: World of Neighbours Festival celebrating 100 Years of Neighbours and the centennial of Central Neighbourhood House

Where: Allan Gardens, Sherbourne Street between Gerrard Street and Carlton Street

When: Saturday, July 16, 12noon to 7pm (1pm start for live music and special guest appearances from 3pm-4pm)

Photo and Interview Opportunities: Live music, dance, children's pavilion and special guests

Founded in 1911, Central Neighbourhood House is the second oldest settlement house in Toronto. Established to improve conditions in Toronto for recent arrivals to the city, Central Neighbourhood House continues to provide newcomer services and many other services including childcare, youth programs, in-home services, services for seniors and supportive housing. For more information on Central Neighbourhood House:

For further information:
Media Contacts:  Elizabeth Forestell, Executive Director
  Central Neighbourhood House
  (416) 925-4363
  Frank Clarke
  World of Neighbours Festival
  Cell (416) 704-6879