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Yellow Pages Launches Taste Your Neighbourhood Event

Free guided neighbourhood tours to promote the small businesses behind local gastronomy

TORONTO, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 07/14/14 -- With a century-long legacy promoting the growth and success of small businesses and local restaurants, Yellow Pages will kick off Taste Your Neighbourhood in Toronto and Montreal on July 26. Expanding on the success of the inaugural event held in Montreal last year, Taste Your Neighbourhood will comprise of free guided walking tours lasting 90 minutes each, which take people through the streets of various neighbourhoods in the Greater Toronto Area to discover what local restaurants, cafes and micro-breweries are offering.

In collaboration with local business improvement associations, the walks are led by foodies from the area, who know the ins and outs of their respective districts. Those who join Taste Your Neighbourhood walks will learn about the history of each community directly from the mouths of local business owners. Participants will be introduced to hidden local gems and have the chance to experience the uniqueness of the city's neighbourhoods through their taste buds.

"Taste Your Neighbourhood is part of our ongoing commitment to supporting small business and local communities," said Francois Ramsay, Senior Vice-President of Corporate Affairs for Yellow Pages. "Through events like Taste Your Neighbourhood, we're encouraging people to get reacquainted with their neighbourhood and provide them the opportunity to discover others. Our lives can be so hectic now that this event gives you the chance to sample local restaurants and cafes you might otherwise never find the time to get to."

"There's a demand for original events, like Taste Your Neighbourhood, that give you a chance to discover or get reacquainted with the city," said John Kiru, Executive Director of the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas. "With this initiative, Yellow Pages has helped create an additional experience that helps those of us involved at the local development level continue to support neighbourhood vitality."

Further details on routes, participating neighbourhoods and free registration for Taste Your Neighbourhood walks are available at tasteyourneighbourhood.ca. Registration is required and spaces are limited.

For a glimpse of Taste Your Neighbourhood, view the video here.

About Yellow Pages

Yellow Pages is a leading Canadian digital and print media company, offering businesses comprehensive media solutions to meet their key marketing objectives and providing consumers with platforms to access reliable local business information. By helping local businesses foster stronger relationships with their consumers through its various media, Yellow Pages encourages the growth of thriving neighbourhood economies. Yellow Pages holds some of Canada's leading local search properties and publications including YellowPages.ca™, Canada411.ca and RedFlagDeals.com™, the Yellow Pages, ShopWise and RedFlagDeals mobile applications and Yellow Pages™ print directories.

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