Toronto Christmas Lights 2011 – Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market
In my previous post, I finished the post with a shot of the view looking east from my 33rd floor room at the Westin Harbour Castle hotel.
The hotel is a partner in the staging of the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market and a shuttle to and from the market is provided from the hotel. After thinking about my choices for a few minutes, I decided to to take my car rather than the shuttle so that I would have more time, and more flexibility in getting to other locations after my visit to the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market. (Location)
The Lowe’s Christmas Market is an interesting place to visit and with all of the decorative lights, a very large Christmas tree, and the collection of small vendors of unique products lining the Distillery District streets, the hope is that a touch of European romance and magic can be instilled in the many visitors to the site.The wind was blowing the lights around and trying to lift a few of the umbrellas out of their stands so that added a bit of excitement to the evening. Although one guitar went missing on a direct flight from the Maritimes to Toronto on an Air Canada flight, David Myles and his partner were able to get to the stage on time and put on an interesting presentation of song and banter.The organizers have speakers set up throughout the distillery district so it is possible to sit in one of the outdoor restaurants enjoying a glass of mulled wine or other beverage while listening to the stage event. David Myles might be a bit warmer when he appears at Toronto’s Glenn Gould Studio on March 24th, 2012 but there is something special about entertaining on an open stage with a strong wind whistling through the needles of a huge Christmas tree just off stage.
Supporting the performance on a borrowed guitar is not fun so I expect that the next day discussion with Air Canada might be an interesting one. Thought this expression might be suitable with words like “Give me a break” 🙂
After listening to this enjoyable performance, I walked among the vendors looking at all of the interesting items that were being offered for sale.