SOURCE: Scotiabank


August 06, 2015 13:00 ET

First-Ever 'The Night Is Yonge' Busker Soiree

TORONTO, ON--(Marketwired - August 06, 2015) - Spectacular soiree, in support of Epilepsy Toronto, to kick off Toronto International BuskerFest.

WHAT: New this year, 'The Night Is Yonge' Busker Soiree kicks off the Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy. Join NBA Basketball star Tristan Thompson (spokesperson for The Amari Thompson Fund) for this special fundraising event in support of Epilepsy Toronto. Designed by Glen Peloso & Jamie Alexander, the event will be held at the exquisite Aperture Room (340 Yonge Street) in the heart of the historic Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood, and features the incomparable cuisine of Oliver & Bonacini, advance sneak peek performances from the upcoming Toronto International BuskerFest and international recording artist and Canada's Queen of R&B Soul, Jully Black.


FESTIVAL PERFORMERS who will showcase their talents include:

WHEN: Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m. (with BuskerFest performers throughout)
7:15 p.m. Official Welcome and H.O.P.E Award (Helping Out People with Epilepsy) presented to John Doig (Chief Marketing Officer, Scotiabank).
7:30 p.m. Live auction begins
8:15 p.m. Tristan Thompson presents
8:45 p.m. Jully Black performs

WHERE: Aperture Room, 340 Yonge Street, Toronto (3rd Floor)

WHY: Approximately one in 100 people live with epilepsy, the world's most common neurological disorder. Epilepsy Toronto is a non-profit organization that provides support to more than 40,000 people living with epilepsy in this city. The Busker Soiree and BuskerFest events raise funds to support Epilepsy Toronto's programs.

First-Ever 'The Night is Yonge' Busker Soiree
in support of Epilepsy Toronto
presented by Scotiabank
Thursday, August 13, 2015 @ 6:30 p.m.
Aperture Room
, 340 Yonge Street
Tickets are $200. All proceeds go to Epilepsy Toronto.
Visit for tickets and information.

16th Annual Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
presented by Scotiabank
Thursday, August 27 - Sunday, August 30, 2015
throughout the Downtown Yonge Neighbourhood:
Yonge Street all the way from Queen to College and surrounding areas (including Yonge-Dundas Square).

Thursday, noon - 11 p.m.; Friday, noon - 11 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Donate at the gate to Epilepsy Toronto

For information, visit:
Facebook:, Instagram & Twitter: @BuskerFestTO #BuskerFestTO

About Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy
Since its inception in 2000, Toronto International BuskerFest for Epilepsy has featured hundreds of the best street performers from around the world, hosted millions of amazed spectators and helped raise much-needed funds for Epilepsy Toronto. BuskerFest is the largest street performers' festival in North America and is the largest Epilepsy awareness-raising event in the world.

Interviews on request.

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2015 BuskerFest Acts:
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