However, some of the most elaborate Christmas decorations in Toronto aren’t done by businesses or the city, rather, found in residential areas instead.
Check out this list of where to find the most extravagantly decorated homes in Toronto.
An annual tradition in this Moore Park neighbourhood since 2013, homes along Inglewood Drive are lined for the tenth year with massive 14-foot-tall inflatable Santa decorations to spread cheer to those passing by. Some years, you’ll find a greeting committee of over 50 Kris Kringles! The street also collects donations for the Daily Bread Food Bank.
Where: Inglewood Drive at St. Clair Ave E
For 24 years, the De Sario family in North York has turned their home into a festival of lights in support of Sick Kids Hospital, in honour of their daughter who was treated with juvenile diabetes. With over 50,000 LED lights, inflatables, statues, and more, the spectacle attracts visitors from all over the city and beyond, and has raised over $290K for the foundation.
Where: 165 Benjamin Boake Trail
3. Brock Avenue
A number of homes along this street near McCormick Park go all out with their holiday decor, though one of the most spectacular is the D’Elia family at 188 Brock Avenue. More is more here, with an eclectic assortment of moving ornaments, twinkling lights, and even a flying pig.
Where: 188 Brock Ave, Toronto
4. Brenyon Way
Head to Scarborough for a sprawling illuminated sight, a combination of two family homes which have been transforming their lawns into winter wonderlands since 2010. Visitors are encouraged to donate to one of the several charities the families support.
Where: Brenyon Way, Scarborough
75,000 LED lights adorn this Etobicoke house in support of Sick Kids Hospital, synced to a radio station for a performance every few minutes. The best part is you can enjoy the show while staying warm in your vehicle.
Where: 1 Fletcher Place, Etobicoke