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Where: Various locations across Toronto, but try Queen Street West from Dufferin to Yonge, Yonge Street from King to Bloor, Bloor Street from Yonge to Avenue.
When: Until Christmas
Cost: Free, but the window displays may draw you in to the stores.
Type of Couple: The couple who loves to shop or admires art.
Why: Window displays are an art. As soon as the Holt Renfrew window comes down this year the visual team will begin to plan next year’s window. As a Visual Lead for American Eagle years ago I can tell you that there is a lot of work that goes into these windows and they can take hours, if not days, to assemble and complete.
However, when they are done they are wonders to gaze at. Even the simplest windows are still pieces of art. They represent the holiday season and may even bring up some holiday memoires. Some of the most famous windows in Toronto are courtesy of Holt Renfrew on Bloor Street and Hudson’s Bay on Queen Street. However, when I walked along West Queen West to Queen West I noticed an array of marvellous windows. Yonge Street is sure to have windows decked out for the holiday season and your local neighbourhood stores are most likely to frost the glass of their windows and have a holiday display. Grab a hot chocolate or cider and do some window holiday shopping.
The Neighbourhood Stroll
Where: Various Neighbourhoods in Toronto
When: Now until Christmas
Type of Couple: The ones looking for a simple stroll where they can hold hands.
Why: Toronto’s neighbourhood’s always deck themselves out. It may be something as simple as putting lights on lamp posts or stringing lights to the trees along their main street. Stores get into the holiday spirit doing up their windows and even making Christmas related signs. Some areas have holiday events like The Junction (mentioned above). Take a stroll and see what light displays some of our most notable neighbourhoods have put to together.