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November 22, 2022

Toronto Gingerbread Festival

 

This winter holiday season at Yonge + St. Clair, from Tuesday December 13 – Friday January 11, enjoy a free, neighbourhood-wide gingerbread-themed event at Yonge + St. Clair!

Taking place across the neighbourhood, visit the large-scale gingerbread display, pick up your FREE gingerbread kit at participating storefronts, enjoy various exclusive seasonal promotions at local retailers and eateries, and enter the gingerbread building contest for a chance to win $300+ in local prizes & Yonge + St. Clair store credits.

Interactive, exploratory and deliciously festive, this public holiday event is FREE family-friendly fun for everyone, and supports local Yonge + St. Clair businesses.

Revisit this page by December 13, 2022 for more program details.

Program Schedule

 

+ Gingerbread Festival Launch Event and Large-Scale Gingerbread Unveiling at 2 St. Clair West | Tues Dec 13 @ 5PM – 7PM

+ Free Gingerbread Kits and Contest, Pickup at Select Storefronts | Dec 13 – 21 

+ Gingerbread Festival Contest Winner Announcements | Dec 22

+ View the Large-Scale Gingerbread Display at 2 St. Clair West | Dec 13 – Jan 11


Program Details

1) Gingerbread Festival Launch Event

Join us for the grand unveiling of the large-size gingerbread display, located in the lobby of 2 St. Clair West on Tuesday December 13, 2022 from 5PM – 7PM. Enjoy a festive holiday event with gingerbread-themed activities with a gingerbread man photo op, modern carolers, and ornament making. Come pick up your gingerbread kit and enter the gingerbread building contest! Limited supply while quantities last. No admission cost.

2) Gingerbread Festival Large-Scale Display

From December 13 – January 11, 2023 visit the lobby of 2 St. Clair West to view the life-size gingerbread display, no admission cost. Unveiling on Dec 13, at 5PM.

3) Exclusive Retail Promotions

Stay tuned! On December 13, 2022 a full list of exclusive deals and map of participating storefronts will be published at yongestclair.ca/gingerbread. Visit online or in-store to learn more about ongoing promotions and specials.

 

4) Gingerbread Contest and Kit Pickup

Enter the Yonge + St. Clair gingerbread contest and pick up your FREE gingerbread kit from Dec 13 – 21, 2022 at select participating storefronts or at the Gingerbread Festival Launch Event. Full list of pickup locations and storefronts will be announced on December 13, 2022 on yongestclair.ca/gingerbread. Limited supply while quantities last.

To Enter the Contest

 

STEP ONE

Pick up your gingerbread kit at a participating storefront between December 13 – December 21, 2022 at one of the announced locations: yongestclair.ca/gingerbread

If you are registering as an office team for the inter-office competition, please complete this form no later than December 11, 2022: Register Your Office Team.

STEP TWO

Build your gingerbread kit and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #gingerbreadfestTO no later than 11:59PM December 21, 2022. Or, email a photo of your completed creation to info@yongestclair.ca and mention where you picked up your kit no later than 11:59PM December 21, 2022.

If you are an office team, include your office team name in your Instagram post or email.

You must follow the entry rules to be eligible:

+ Entry must utilize the gingerbread house provided, and be placed on a board base. Entries should not exceed the size of the board base provided or largest face of the container box provided.
+ Your entry must be composed completely of edible materials.  (Edible materials are not limited to candies and icings etc.)
+ We ask that you adhere to the general shape and construction of the provided gingerbread kit, although creativity with permitted materials is encouraged.
+ Limit one entry per Instagram or email account. For office teams, limit one entry per registered office department within the same company.
+ The Yonge + St. Clair BIA  reserves the right to refuse any entry deemed inappropriate.

STEP THREE

On December 22, all public entries will be entered into a random draw for a Yonge + St. Clair prize pack.

Office entries will be selected by a panel of community judges.

Check your messages or email for updates, or follow our social media accounts on InstagramFacebook and Twitter to see if you’ve won the prize draws.

Winners will be contacted directly in addition to the public announcements. Prize pack details to be revealed on Dec 2, 2022.


Save the Dates Below
And visit yongestclair.ca/gingerbread on December 13, 2022 for more details.

+ Gingerbread Festival Launch Event and Large-Scale Gingerbread Unveiling at 2 St. Clair West | Tues Dec 13 @ 430PM – 7PM+ Free Gingerbread Kits and Contest, Pickup at Select Storefronts | Dec 13 – 21 

+ Gingerbread Festival Contest Winner Announcements | Dec 22

+ View the Large-Scale Gingerbread Display at 2 St. Clair West | Dec 13 – Jan 11

See You There!