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Toronto's 'laid-back' party attracted U.S. fans as well
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Nicolaas van Rijn and henry stancu STAFF REPORTERS
Date: Jan 1, 2003
Start Page: A.01
Section: NEWS
Abstract (Document Summary)

Terence Cross had the choice of ringing in the new year in Times Square or Nathan Phillips Square and spent most of New Year's Eve riding the train from his Albany, N.Y., home to his first choice: Toronto.

He didn't take long to park his luggage and make his way to Nathan Phillips Square, where he joined tens of thousands of revellers at Toronto's 18th annual traditional New Year's Eve bash, anxious to ring out the old and bring in the new.

One of the fanciest was at Toronto's new "in" spot, the Liberty Grand at Exhibition Place, where Jordan Benson partied with a few of his closest friends as thousands celebrated around him. "Overwhelmed," Benson said as the evening picked up. "I'm at one of the best parties in Toronto, and I'm laughing. I've already met more people than I can remember."

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