BIG BAND SUNDAY NIGHT’S NEW HOST IS VETERAN BROADCASTER, FRANK PROCTOR

ZOOMER RADIO (CFZM) has appointed FRANK PROCTOR to host ‘Big Band Sunday Night’ – the replacement for the late GEORGE JONESCU. Actor, lyricist, bestselling children’s book author, Frank is a veteran broadcaster, formerly with TORONTO’s CFRB, St. Catharine’s CKTB, and London’s CFPL.

No stranger to CFZM listeners, he hosts ‘Live In The City’, ‘Theatre of the Mind’ and co-hosts ‘The Garden Show’. Now he’s on-air Sunday nights from 7 to 11 pm with music from the 20’s to the 50’s and beyond.

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COLOURED LIGHTS ARE ON FULL AT BROOKFIELD PLACE AND IN BERCZY PARK DOWNTOWN

<Never has a dog’s bone been so glamourized as it is in the St. Lawrence Market’s BERCZY PARK.>

<The fountain at BROOKFIELD PLACE, between Yonge and Bay streets in the Financial District>

<TORONTO’s official Christmas tree, Nathan Phillips Square – CP/24>

UNDERWAY – CONSTRUCTION OF BARBARA ANN SCOTT PARK, BETWEEN YONGE & BAY STREETS

<PHOTO – BARBARA ANN SCOTT by Fred Chartrand/Canadian Press/2007>

Canada’s 1948 Olympic gold medalist in women’s singles figure skating BARBARA ANN SCOTT (1928-2012) would be pleased to know that TORONTO and developers Canderel Stoneridge have agreed to rebuild both the skating rink and the park itself.

This park is surrounded on all sides by skyscrapers, town houses and condo apartments in a densely populated downtown neighbourhood. The project should be completed in the very near future.

TORONTO’s Forestry and Recreation Division is supervising the revitalization which includes planning and design work from RAW Design, the MBTW Group/Watchorn Architect and Project for Public Spaces (PPS).

TORONTO’S LEGO MURAL IN NATHAN PHILLIP SQUARE IS THE LARGEST IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE

   Promoting the flexibility of LEGO, a giant-sized mural – 40X12 feet, 650,000 bricks – has been set up in Nathan Phillips Square. It’s part of the annual Holiday Fair & Christmas Market in front of New City Hall, 100 Queen Street West.

The image changes depending on your viewing angle.

The mural is closed on Mondays, and open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4-9pm, Fridays, Saturday and Sundays from noon to 10pm and, on Sunday, December 23rd from noon to 6pm.

<PHOTO – Nathan Phillips Square, skating rink, and the city’s official Christmas tree>