‘Tis the season not only of good cheer but gorgeous lights displays across the city. Here are some of the best places to enjoy eyeball-dazzling visuals:
Festooned with Christmas lights and an enormous Christmas tree, the Distillery District doesn’t disappoint for night-time light-gazing during the season.
The city’s widest street serves as a perfect focal point for festive lighting with the many character-filled buildings like the courthouse and American Embassy serving as a great backdrop.
Nathan Phillips Square
Last month’s Cavalcade of Lights helped unveil the 30-foot tall fully decorated tree that has become a lasting Christmas tradition in Toronto. Decorated with more than 10,000 red and white lights, the tree is an impressive sight at night and the south side of the square also features more than a dozen other, smaller trees decorated in festive lights as well.
The iconic downtown square features light-bulb critters and its own tree lit up with blue and white lights, all set against the backdrop of the city’s most bustling intersection.
Yorkville and Bay-Bloor area
Toronto’s posh walkway does not disappoint with a hearty display of lights and decorations, both on the street and in storefronts.
The waterfront comes alive with a tall ship covered in lights, a skating rink surrounded by lit trees and lit up with coloured spotlights as you skate.