On Saturday, November 19, the Bloor-Yorkville Business Improvement Area (BYBIA) will kick off the holiday season with Holiday Magic, featuring a FREE, open-air concert in support of the Canadian Foundation for Aids Research (CANFAR).
Between 5pm – 6:30pm, families, friends and music lovers are invited to the Village of Yorkville Park (Cumberland & Bellair Streets) for the Official “Flick the Switch” Lighting Ceremony and a special performance by Shawn Desman.
Known as one of Canada’s greatest pop stars, the multi platinum selling artist will ring in the holidays with the Bloor-Yorkville community performing some of his hit songs. The evening’s musical entertainment will start with a fantastic performance by The Heist.
Global News Weekend Meteorologist Ross Hull will also be on hand to “flick the switch” and turn on the holiday lights to launch Holiday Magic in Bloor-Yorkville. Attendees can also look forward to complimentary chocolates from Lindt, and hot beverage, courtesy of Nespresso, as they enjoy the glittering lights, majestic Christmas tree and storefronts swathed in festive decorations. Cash & cheque donations are welcome in support of CANFAR. There will be representatives from our charitable partners on-site at the BYBIA Tent.
We thank our event charity partner Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), and sponsors Global News Toronto, Toronto Star, Yorkville Village, Nespresso and Lindt for contributing to the success of this anticipated event that attracts major media attention.
HOLIDAY LIGHTS AND DISPLAYS THROUGHOUT BLOOR-YORKVILLE
Throughout the season, patrons of the neighbourhood can look forward to shopping, dining and taking in the area’s art and cultural attractions surrounded by festive lighting along tree-lined streets. The BYBIA will transform the Village of Yorkville Park into a dazzling display of lights, including beautiful cascading lights on the arbour, festive hanging lanterns, snowflake lollipops and a 30-foot LED-lit Christmas tree located in the park. Another 20-foot tree glowing with an LED lights will be on display at The Colonnade, 131 Bloor Street West.
“MY HOLIDAY MAGIC MOMENT”- INSTAGRAM CONTEST
During the rest of the Holiday Magic season through December, the BYBIA will be holding a “My Holiday Magic Moment” – Instagram Contest. Visitors are encouraged to post a “My Holiday Magic Moment” photo tagging @BloorYorkville and hash tagging #HolidayMagic16. Photos can be taken at the kick-off lighting ceremony, at landmark neighbourhood spots, in front of store windows, etc. throughout the season. Watch for the Holiday Magic e-blasts in November, for more information!
EVENTS AND PROMOTIONS
Many Bloor-Yorkville BIA Members are taking part in this year’s Holiday Magic Events and Promotions. Check it out!
CHARITY SHOPPING EVENT FOR CANFAR
J. Crew Bloor Street (110 Bloor Street West) will donate 10% of store sales from 3 pm – 5 pm on Saturday, November 19th.
THE ART OF GIVING
Stop by Lumas Gallery (159 Yorkville Avenue) to enjoy complimentary cookies and hot chocolate on Saturday, November 19th.
Don’t miss out on our one-day-only ARTNOW promotion – Buy 3 get 1 FREE; the perfect holiday stocking stuffer.
Visit The Gardiner Shop (111 Queen’s Park) this holiday, for a carefully curated selection of one of a kind and studio ceramics with a focus on Canadian artists, as well as a selection of beautiful glass, wood, jewellery, hand bags, and scarves by international artists. Receive 10% off when you mention the discount code “HOLIDAYMAGIC” at the time of purchase. Not to be combined with any other offers or promotions. Discount runs from November 18 – December 24, 2016.
SIP AND SPLURGE
Drop by La Boutique Noire (90 Yorkville Avenue) on Saturdays until December 31 from 7 pm – 9 pm for a little bubbly while you shop and also Tax Free Shopping!
INSIDEOUT PHYSIOTHERAPY AND WELLNESS GROUP
Visit InsideOut Physiotherapy and Wellness Group (1240 Bay Street, Suite 502) and receive 10% off Nordic Walking Poles from December 1-31, 2016
SALON DAVACHI – Holiday Promotion
Salon Davachi (97 Scollard Street) has two specials for the holiday season:
$50 for wash, including scalp massage and blow-dry including complimentary makeup
$75 for full set of eyelash extensions by a certified specialist (75 LPE)
CARRERA Y CARRERA CANADA – 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY IN CANADA!
Celebrate Carrera y Carrera Canada’s “1 Year Anniversary in Canada.” Enjoy refreshments and hors d’oeuvres, contests and prizes on December 14th from 11am – 5pm in their Yorkville (138 Cumberland St.) boutique.
GET A HEAD START ON YOUR NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION! SIX WEEKS FOR $36 AT JENNY CRAIG
Join Jenny Craig (1170 Bay Street) anytime from November 19 to December 31, 2016 and pay only $36 for your membership (plus the cost of food)!
EXPERIENCE BLOOR-YORKVILLE SHOPPING PACKAGE
Toronto Marriott Bloor-Yorkville (90 Bloor Street East) offer includes: Deluxe accommodation with one king or two queen beds, $25 prepaid VISA, complimentary valet parking for one car. Complimentary WIFI in guest room. Promotion valid until December 31st , 2016 Promotional Code: SHO
SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY OFFER – SWEAT SHOPPE
The Sweat Shoppe (70 Yorkville Avenue) has a 28 Day Challenge: From November 19 – December 31, 2016 you can attend 28 consecutive days of unlimited complimentary Bootcamp classes (40+/week), be provided with a complimentary meal guidance plan, as well as (1) complimentary nutritional consultation! *for new clients only (Regular Value: $227)
PURE + SIMPLE – Holiday Promotion
Visit Pure + Simple (108a Cumberland Street) and indulge in a Super Hydrating Facial + Mini Glamour Application + Skin Consultation for $95 (regular value: $155)
The seasonal fun continues on Fridays and Saturdays during the month of December as our traditional carolers will return to the Bloor-Yorkville area. Visitors can take in the beautiful voices of our strolling carolers, giving a festive feel, during their holiday shopping.