The Circus Returns to St. Thomas in the Summer of 2017
January 27, 2017 – St. Thomas, Ontario
From mid-July to mid-October, in the summer of our nation’s and province’s 150th year, the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and Railway City Tourism will introduce a new venue to our City – one of North America’s largest circus tents. With the capacity to seat over 2,000 people, the Railway City Big Top will be located on the west side of the new CASO Crossing, across from the Timken Centre and adjacent to the Elgin County Railway Museum. This will truly be a unique venue in Ontario and we look forward to bringing some high quality events to the City, raising the profile of St. Thomas and raising money to fund local tourism venues so that we can grow and improve what we have to offer in the City.
St. Thomas Mayor Heather Jackson said “In a venue this large and this unique, the opportunities are almost endless as to what could happen in the City this summer and I am extremely excited to see it.”
Of course, what tent would be complete without a Circus? During the third and fourth weekends of August, the smell of popcorn and cotton candy will pair with the nostalgic sights and sounds of the Big Top as the circus makes its return to the Railway City. The Canadian-Swiss Dream Circus is an ultimate European style, family friendly and animal-free circus featuring a never before seen in Canada cast of amazing calibre acrobatic, balance and aerial stunts, jugglers, clowns and many other thrilling acts by performers from around the world. Although there will be no elephants in this circus, the spirit of Jumbo lives on as we go bigger and better than we’ve ever been able to before.
With performances taking place in the historic rail lands of St. Thomas and coinciding with the Iron Horse Festival, rail and circus will once again be reunited in Canada’s Railway Capital. Keep an eye on www.RailwayCityBigTop.com for information on upcoming events and ticket sales, once they are available.
The Canadian Swiss Dream Circus is made possible by funding from the St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation, Railway City Tourism, the City of St. Thomas and the Province of Ontario, through the Ontario150 program.
For further information or to book your event in the Railway City Big Top, please contact:
Sean Dyke, General Manager
St. Thomas Economic Development Corporation
(519)631-1680 ext. 4104