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November 30, 2007
Media Advisory - Experience seasonal magic at Toronto’s annual Christmas Flower Shows
Christmas is in the air with the fast-approaching openings of the annual Allan Gardens Conservatory and Centennial Park Conservatory Christmas Flower Shows. The shows are a long-standing tradition that marks the official start of the holiday season for many Toronto residents and visitors.

Allan Gardens Conservatory

Date: Sunday, December 2
Time: noon to 5 p.m.
Location: Allan Gardens Conservatory (Carlton St., between Jarvis and Sherbourne Sts.)

The Allan Gardens Conservatory opening will feature Victorian carollers, hot cider and cookies, children’s activities, a train made entirely out of plants and a visit from Father Christmas.

Centennial Park Conservatory

Date: Sunday, December 9
Time: noon to 7 p.m.
Location: Centennial Park Conservatory, 151 Elmcrest Rd.

The Centennial Park Conservatory opening festivities will feature Victorian carollers, horse and carriage rides, hot cider and cookies, a gingerbread house made out of plants and family carolling at 4:30 p.m.

Both locations are open daily from December 2, 2007 to January 1, 2008, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission to both conservatories is free.

Of special note are the periods of December 9-23 and December 26-30 when both conservatories will extend their hours until 7 p.m. so that visitors may enjoy the floral displays by candlelight.

Donations to the Food Bank will be accepted.

For more information about the shows, call Allan Gardens at 416-392-7288, and Centennial Park at 416-394-8543.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years, Toronto has won more than 70 awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:

Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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