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Massive lightsaber battle in Toronto next month

If you can't wait until the new Star Wars movie premieres later this year, you can awaken the force earlier thanks to a showdown that'll pit Jedi versus Sith for an epic-sounding lightsaber battle happening in the nearby galaxy of Toronto.

Organized by homegrown company Newmindspace, the battle is scheduled to go down on October 24. In August, a crowd of lightsaber toting warriors took over Washington Square in New York City. And back in 2007, more than 1,000 such Star Wars enthusiasts congregated in front of the ROM for the same event.

Many of Newmindspace's events unfold in public spaces, and like its pillow fights and Easter egg hunts, this one is also free to attend. However, participants can reserve a colour-changing lightsaber in advance for $5. This early bird price will eventually rise to $10.

Photo by Patrick Shyu


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