The Bay Celebrates by Bringing Holiday to Life with Animated Windows

    TORONTO, Oct. 30 /CNW/ - Candy canes, pop corn, apple cider and seasonal
warmth are all a part of the holidays at the Bay. Join the Hbc team as they
usher in the holiday season with the launch of their animated Queen St.
    In honor of this special occasion, a $25,000 cheque will be presented to
the Sick Children's Hospital of Toronto.

    When:   Thursday, November 1st, 2007
            5:30 pm

    Where:  The Bay
            Queen Street
            176 Yonge Street
            Toronto, Ontario
            (416) 861-9111

    What:   List of activities

    3:00pm - 5:00pm  Victoria Carolers strolling in and around the Bay Queen
                     St. while Hbc Ambassadors hand out apples and treats

    5:30pm           Trumpets blare and snow falls as host Ben Mulroney and
                     jazz sensation Nikki Yanofsky unveil each window

    6:00pm - 7:00pm  VIP and Media Reception in the Hbc Signature Shop (main

    6:00pm - 9:00pm  In-store activities:

                     Main floor: chocolate sampling with Lindt and Governers
                     table, Bay elves greet and cider and cookies are passed

                     Christmas Street and Toyland - 5th Floor: Hbc mitten &
                     ornament workshop for children , cider & cookies
                     stations, carolers, and tons of fun and exciting
                     activities for children of all ages


    Hbc is Canada's largest diversified general merchandise retailer,
operating in department store (the Bay), mass merchandise (Zellers), specialty
(Home Outfitters and Designer Depot) and discount (Fields) formats. With more
than 580 retail outlets and nearly 70,000 associates located in every province
in Canada, Hbc provides Canadians with stylish, quality merchandise at great
value, through retail banners focused on exceptional customer service. Hbc is
a Canadian retail leader in corporate social responsibility. The fifth annual
Hbc CSR report can be found at

For further information:

For further information: Victoria Zigelman, Hbc, Public Relations, (416)

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