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Big Fun in Little Italy

2007 August 30

Today we received a letter in our mailbox from the Little Italy/College Street BIA.  It reads as follows:

Dear Neighbour:

College St from Bathurst to Shaw will close to vehicular traffic from Saturday September 1 at 6 am until Monday September 3 at 6 am.  The street will come to life as we celebrate Fiera – a celebration of Italian culture, cuisine and music.  During these times, College St will be closed and there will be no parking on either side of the street.  Parking enforcement will be maintained on the side streets.  All garbage generated by the event will be cleaned up by a community group and removed from the scene by the Turtle Island.

The hours for Fiera are as follows:

Saturday September 1, 2007 noon – 2:45 am
Sunday September 2, 2007 noon – 2:45 am

We are pleased to announce a stage will be erected at College and Palmerston featuring great music and with many guest artists courtesy of our sponsor CHIN Radio.  Nu Pocu e Napule, direct from Italy, is a traditional fold and tarantella dance group with jugglers and fire throwers and “Pulcinella”PLUS the renowned Qartetto Gelato will perform their pop classical hits, PLUS the “Little Italy Idol Show,” the Johnny Lombardi Italian Song Competition!  Over 40 individual artists will sing and dance on the main stage and in addition to this there will be live music from over 20 bands lining College St from Bathurst to Shaw.  Many of our restaurants will once again be offering tastes and “Sagre” for $1-5.  It will be fun for the whole family with amusement rides and inflatables as part of the festivites.

I hope to see you at Fiera.

Sincerely yours, Lenny Lombardi (Chair)


If I don’t go away this weekend, I’m there for sure.  Also – what’s the Turtle Island?

EDITED TO ADD: Turtle Island is a recycling company.  I thought it might be something more interesting.