Toronto Christmas Lights 2011 – 165 Benjamin Boake Trail, North York

Toronto Christmas Lights 2011 – 165 Benjamin Boake Trail, North York

I had first seen the DeSario House a few years ago. (December 2007 images)

On my current trip to Toronto, the DeSario Christmas lights were again on my ‘try-to-visit” list. I began the evening by photographing the view from the 33rd floor of Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Hotel. The moon was full, the winds were brisk and the temperature was at or just below the freezing point as I left the hotel and drove to Toronto’s Historic Distillery District where I photographed the lights and the stage performance of Maritimer, David Myles. Then I was off on my way to the DeSario house. The location: 165 Benjamin Boake Trail, North York, Toronto, Ontario (LOCATION)

I hadn’t traveled very far when the spectacular chandelier hanging in the archway of the Exhibition grounds caught my attention. This image is of a 22 foot long chandelier about the height of a two storey building containing 32,000 LEDS. It was designed for Toronto’s Festival of Lights by Blechere Illumination Canada and is suspended from the Prince’s Gate archway that marks the east entrance to Toronto’s Exhibition Place, home of the Canadian National Exhibition. (Location)

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