Jul 27, 2012
Yesterday at Mississauga Celebration Square, hundreds of people came out to enjoy lunchtime
tunes and treats and crown the city's first 'Top Office Band'. From a line-up of six bands from
Mississauga's downtown businesses, the City of Mississauga's Those Guys That Girl came out on
"Abandon Your Building was a huge
success," said Melissa Agius, Manager, Mississauga Celebration Square Events. "It
took place over the lunch hours to give office workers in the downtown area a chance to come
out, enjoy delicious food and great music and support their co-workers onstage. It is
definitely an event we hope to have again on the Square."
Abandon Your Building, was the Square's first
battle of the business bands competition. Fans picked the winner via text messaging immediately
following the competition. More than 900 votes came in.
"This was a great experience, being onstage and playing on the Square," said Derek
Boyce, Manager, Business Planning for the City and Those Guys That Girl lead male vocalist.
"We had a lot of fun and that's what music is all about."
Those Guys That Girl is a six-piece band made up of City of Mississauga employees from the
Business Planning and Enforcement units: Amy Towers, Derek Boyce, Ian Masini, Andy Nguyen, Dan
Triantafilou and Lorenzo Ruffini. The group walked away with $400 in Jack's Cash, courtesy of
Jack Astor's Square One.
Popular food trucks, including Smoke's Poutinerie, The Portobello Burger and Cupcake Diner,
were onsite to serve up delicious curbside cuisine to the lunch crowd.
Bands were registered for the event in the spring through an online and downtown-focussed
recruitment campaign. Five other bands performed yesterday, including talented groups from HMV,
Aversan, Deloitte and Touche and Bridgemark/Glenn Davis Group.
Abandon Your Building is part of the Summer
on the Square Series - the City's summer lineup of free events on the Square. Located outside
of Mississauga Civic Centre in the downtown core, Mississauga Celebration Square is a vibrant
state-of-the-art multi-media event destination. The Square is host to a dynamic lineup of
year-round, free outdoor events and festivals that showcase arts, cultural diversity and
For a full listing of Summer on the Square happenings, visit mississaugacelebrationsquare.ca. For the
latest news and updates, follow Mississauga Celebration Square on Twitter and like it on Facebook.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 738,000 residents and 55,000 businesses,
including 63 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices.
A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in
the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is "Leading Today for Tomorrow" by
focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering value for money
and maintaining infrastructure.
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