Toronto Gears Up for Winter Events

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Toronto, located in the province of Ontario just off the shores of Lake Ontario, is one of the must see cities in Canada. It has all of the hustle and bustle of city life but only steps away from the great outdoors. While anytime is a good time to visit Toronto, the winter season is truly special.

To kick off the winter events, Scotiabank is presenting the Cavalcade of Lights on Saturday, November 26. The event will be held in Nathan Phillips Square and begins at 7pm. Festivities include the lighting of the Official City of Toronto Christmas Tree, fireworks, and a live concert featuring many of Canada’s favorite artists. The event concludes with a skating party and the opportunity to meet figure skating champion Jamie Sale.

If you are really looking to get in the Christmas Spirit come out to the 21st Etobicoke Lakeshore Christmas Parade. There will 10 marching bands, 15 professional floats, and a variety of local participants. And, most importantly, Santa Claus! The parade is set to take place Saturday, December 3 at 10am.
With Christmas right around the corner it’s time to start tackling that Christmas gift list. If you are looking for something fun and unique for that special someone on your list come check out the OneofaKind Christmas Show and Sale. The show, held at the Direct Energy Centre, will run from November 24 through December 4. The event will feature a variety of arts, crafts, ad jewelry for sale, a fashion show, seminars, and the opportunity to create your own special gift in one of the workshops. Tickets to the show can be bought in advance online or at the door on the day of the show.

The holiday’s are all about spending time with the family and what better way than by going to the historic Black Creek Pioneer Village . It will really help you appreciate your Toronto rental as you experience life before indoor plumbing and centralized heating. In keeping with the holiday season, Black Creek is offering a variety of Christmas activities, such as: sleigh rides, visiting with Santa, Christmas baking, and much more. Activities run from November 19 to December 23. You can visit their website for ticket info and directions.

The holidays are a special time of year. There are few cities that really embrace the season like Toronto. So gather up the family, rent an apartment and come spend some of the season here.

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