Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.
Family Channel

Family Channel

July 18, 2007 17:36 ET

Celebrate the End of Summer at Downsview Park's FamilyFest On Labour Day Weekend, Presented in Part by Family Channel

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 18, 2007) - Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP) is pleased to present the biggest and best family event of the summer on Labour Day weekend in association with Family Channel. Before the start of a new school year, every teen, tween and pre-tween with their friends and family are invited to celebrate summer one last time at Downsview Park's FamilyFest on Sunday, September 2, 2007.

From noon to 8:00 p.m., Downsview Park's FamilyFest features an array of musical talent, games and rides, food vendors and exhibits. Musical entertainment includes Corbin Bleu, who stars in both the Emmy Award-winning pop culture phenomenon High School Musical and its upcoming sequel, High School Musical 2 (August 17 on Family Channel), and Drew Seeley, who co-wrote the hit "Get'cha Head in the Game" and contributed vocals to the High School Musical soundtrack, as well as Canadian actress Kate Todd who is best known for her lead role as Lily on the award winning hit television show Radio Free Roscoe, teen television and music idol Drake Bell, Juno Award Winning Canadian R&B superstar Keshia Chante and 2006 Canadian Idol winner Eva Avila.

Also appearing on stage and catering to a younger generation are other well-known children's entertainers such as Caillou, Fred Penner and Franklin the Turtle.

"As a park for all people, we're thrilled to present a new event at Downsview Park that welcomes families to celebrate quality time together," said Tony Genco, President and CEO of PDP. "Downsview Park's FamilyFest features superior family entertainment and supports the Corporation's mandate of social sustainability."

Tickets are $29.99 each or a family pack of four tickets for $99.99. Admission is free for children two years of age and younger. Family Channel has an exclusive discount offer that lasts for five days. Starting July 25 - 29, visit and enter the secret password (Downsview) to receive a discount on Downsview Park's FamilyFest tickets. After July 29, tickets will also be available on or call 1-877-TIX-4PDP (1-877- 849-4737).

"Delivering entertainment that kids and parents can enjoy together is what Family Channel is all about," said Holly Chapman, Director of Promotions, Family Channel. "What better way to celebrate the end of summer than for families to gather at Downsview Park for a day of exciting performances and fun-filled activities."

Visit and frequently for exciting updates and additional talent announcements about Downsview Park's FamilyFest 2007.

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Toronto), the site was designated by the Government of Canada in 1994 to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." Plans and designs for building the Park have been steadily in development since then. The Park attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, Downsview Park GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Rail Skate Park, Area 51 Paintball and Downsview Park's Action Sports Complex which features the HoopDome and the Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help to set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park.

Family Channel is a premium, commercial-free network offering the best in family television entertainment in 5.4 million homes across Canada. Dedicated to celebrating family life and providing a fun experience for all, Family airs a unique mix of series, movies and specials, with a large portion of programming supplied by Disney. Visit us at Family is an Astral Media network, one of Canada's leading media companies, active in specialty, pay and pay-per-view television, radio and outdoor advertising. Astral Media's solid and dynamic presence in the country's major markets rests on its commitment to offer a unique combination of high-quality, targeted media for all its audiences.

Contact Information

  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Director, Public Affairs & Communications
    (416) 954-0040