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Harbourfront Centre Embarks on a New Partnership with the Unveiling of Enwave Theatre!

TORONTO, November 21, 2006William J.S. Boyle, Chief Executive Officer of Harbourfront Centre and Dennis Fotinos, President & Chief Executive Officer of Enwave Energy Corporation, today announced an exciting new partnership and a new name for Harbourfront Centre Theatre, which will now be known as Enwave Theatre.

“This theatre has played a major role in the celebration of contemporary culture which has unfolded over the past 33 years on our 10 acre site,” commented William Boyle. “Many of the world’s iconic performers have enthused, provoked, startled and fulfilled our cultural cravings over the years on this stage. Today I am happy to welcome a new site sponsor who understands the critical role that diversity of expression and cultural awareness play in our daily lives and proudly lends its name to one of our major facilities.”

When asked why he decided to develop the partnership with Harbourfront Centre, Enwave’s Dennis Fotinos explains, "Enwave and Harbourfront Centre are natural partners. We are both committed to developing and celebrating the many communities that bring life to the city of Toronto and we both are inextricably linked to Lake Ontario. We are very pleased to bring the Enwave name to an historic building that was originally a heating plant and is today the home to hundreds of performances and performers every year that demonstrate the vitality and creativity of Toronto."

Built in 1926, the Ice House, as it was first known, and its sister building the Power Plant, provided the heating and cooling for North America’s largest food warehouse situated just to the east which is now Queens Quay Terminal. A major redesign by Lett Smith Architects in 1986 with final renovations in 1991 produced the renowned performance space that today becomes known as the Enwave Theatre. Since opening, the theatre has hosted over 475 different performance groups from diverse world cultures and amassed a total of more than 10,000 individuals who have trod its boards to entertain countless enthusiastic audiences from around the globe.

Enwave is a Toronto based district energy corporation providing heating and cooling services to over 140 office buildings in the city’s downtown core. Enwave pioneered Deep Water Cooling, an innovative process which draws ice-cold water from 83 metres below the surface of Lake Ontario. This naturally cold water makes its way to an energy transfer station and Enwave’s closed chilled water supply loop, without entering the City’s water supply. This cold energy is then used to cool many of Toronto’s financial district office buildings, sporting facilities and other businesses. Enwave’s renewable energy resource provides an alternative technology to conventional air conditioning.

Information for Enwave Theatre (231 Queens Quay West) events is available at 416.973.4000 or by visiting For more information about Enwave Energy Corporation visit

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Media Contacts (Harbourfront Centre or Enwave Theatre):
Linda Liontis, Publicist, 416.973.4381,
Cary Mignault, Publicist, 416.973.4655,

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