City of Toronto to host New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square

The City of Toronto will host and produce a free New Year's Eve celebration at Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St. W., on Thursday, December 31.

"I am looking forward to welcoming residents and visitors to one of the city's most exciting events of the year," said Deputy Mayor Denzil Minnan-Wong. "We are proud to host this annual event that showcases our great city."

Deputy Mayor Minnan-Wong will be on hand to count down the New Year, which will include a midnight fireworks display choreographed to music. The celebrations will start at 8 p.m. with a DJ skating party sponsored by Tim Hortons. The skating rink will be open until 10 p.m.

The evening will feature music by award-winning Toronto DJs MelBoogie and P-Plus, and will conclude with a set by internationally known Toronto DJ Starting From Scratch. The square will be also animated by performances from Zero Gravity Circus.

A number of food trucks will also be present, including All Star, Heirlooms Food Truck, Original Chimneys, Prince Edwards Fries, and Randy's Roti and Doubles.

Tim Hortons will be selling coffee and hot chocolate on site, with the entire proceeds going to the Daily Bread Food Bank.

More information is available at http://www.toronto.ca/newyearseve or by calling 311.

The Toronto Star is the City's media partner for New Year's Eve at Nathan Phillips Square.

The City of Toronto encourages visitors to take the TTC to this event. This New Year's Eve, Torontonians can enjoy free, safe rides to and from festivities across the city. Thanks to Corby Spirit and Wine, the TTC is offering complimentary, extended service from 7 p.m. on December 31 to 7 a.m. on January 1, including subway service until about 4 a.m.

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