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November 28, 2002
Fast facts about Toronto's Christmas Tree
  
Toronto Special Events - The City of Toronto's Christmas tree sponsored by
White Rose Home & Garden Centres was delivered November 18, 2002. Here are a
few fact about the tree:
  • The tree stands approximately 52 feet high (exact height can't be determined until the tree is placed in its permanent tree stand on Nathan Phillips Square)
  • The tree will be traveling from Tory Hill, ON (just outside of Haliburton)
  • The tree is a White Spruce
  • The tree arrives on a flatbed truck and is lifted into place with cranes
  • It takes a crew of 6 people 3 to 4 hours to put the tree into place
  • The tree needs 3 days to settle between being set up and decorated
  • A crew of 4 people will take 3 days to decorate the tree
  • Countless pieces of big machinery, including a cherry picker, are used to assist the decorating crew in placing each ornament onto the tree
  • The tree is decorated in a horizontal fashion ¾ similar to how families would decorate their own tree at home. Each strand of blue and clear lights will be placed on the tree in the form of a "W"
  • The tree is proudly sponsored by White Rose Home & Garden Centres
  • On December 7th a portion of the sales from live Christmas trees sold at White Rose Home & Garden Centres across Ontario will go to local charities including the CHUM-CITY Christmas Wish.
  • Unlike an indoor tree, Toronto's Christmas tree does not need watering
  • Toronto's Christmas tree is recycled after the holiday season.
  • The tree is mulched and is added to city walkways and flower beds
For more
information on Cavalcade of Lights or other Toronto Special Events, call Access
Toronto at 416-338-0338 or visit http://www.toronto.ca/special_events.


Media Contact
Heather Kaufman
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7405
hkaufman@toronto.ca

Amber Authier
Event Supervisor, Marketing
Toronto Special Events
416-395-7318
aauthie@.toronto.ca

 

 

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