TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - The Toronto Entertainment District kicks off its annual Christmas Tree Lighting with live music presented by Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall. The Entertainment District's tree lighting festivities and the lighting of 10,800 LED tree lights commences indoors from the lobby of Roy Thomson Hall, 60 Simcoe Street and outdoors from neighbouring David Pecaut Square, on Tuesday November 18, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. through to 6:30 p.m.
The musical performances featuring festive music, presented by Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall, will be accompanied by a free sampling of hot chocolate and cookies from The Ritz-Carlton, Toronto as the 30 foot Ontario grown Colorado Blue Spruce tree is lit outside in neighbouring David Pecaut Square.
According to Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Entertainment District BIA, "Our annual Christmas Tree Lighting signals the festive season for our members and celebrates the diverse activities that continue to attract thousands of visitors to us each season. I am also thankful that Roy Thomson Hall will join us for the first time to present this festive event along with the ongoing annual support of our long standing member, CP24. The broadcaster will again participate with lighting, with CP24 CHUM Christmas Wish volunteers on hand to accept toy and financial donations."
Also on this night, the nearby CN Tower, another supporting Entertainment District BIA member, will glow in a festive red over the District to celebrate the tree lighting. (Please note that the Tower's regularly scheduled 8 minute light show occurs at the top of each hour.) The Entertainment District's Christmas tree will remain on display until mid-January, 2015. For further information visit: http://torontoed.com/christmas_tree
The Entertainment District's Christmas Tree Lighting brings local businesses together and highlights one of the most vibrant neighbourhoods in Canada. The District is home to thousands of residents, several theatres and performing arts centres, Toronto's five major-league sports teams, and an array of cultural and family attractions. The area is bounded by The Financial District to the East, Queen Street West to the North, Spadina Avenue to the West and the Lakeshore Blvd. to the South.
About the Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area:
Established in 2008, TOED's mandate is to promote, improve and preserve a dynamic area of Toronto. Benefitting from economic, environmental and social factors driving downtown growth, the Entertainment District is in the midst of a renaissance, firmly establishing itself as a thriving and vibrant district for living, creating, working and entertainment. From Air Canada Centre to the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, the Entertainment District includes many of Toronto's most iconic buildings. In the heart of the District is the CN Tower, Steam Whistle Brewing, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, MetroCentre, Rogers Centre, Roy Thomson Hall, Princess of Wales Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre and TIFF Bell Lightbox. www.torontoed.com
Image with caption: "Decorated Toronto Entertainment District Christmas Tree (CNW Group/Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20141112_C4910_PHOTO_EN_7856.jpg
SOURCE: Toronto Entertainment District Business Improvement Area
For further information: Janice Solomon, Executive Director, Toronto Entertainment District BIA, 416-926-1337, firstname.lastname@example.org; torontoed.com facebook.com/torontoed, twitter: @toronto_ed