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Trees Ontario gets Green at Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market

Join Trees Ontario in celebrating the spirit of the holiday season at Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market held December 2nd – 18th at the Distillery Historic District. To add to the festivities, Trees Ontario has donated a 45 foot Christmas tree decorated with 18,000 lights and ornaments.

Don’t forget to stop by the Trees Ontario booth to choose from a variety of green gifts including Christmas trees, wreaths, seedlings, greeting cards, and mugs. Proceeds will benefit tree planting throughout Ontario. Information about our programs will also be available. For more information about our Holiday Giving campaign, click here.

What:  Trees Ontario at the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market
When: December 2nd to December 18th (Monday to Friday Noon to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am to 9pm). Official Opening Ceremony and Lighting of the Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market will take place on Friday December 2nd at 6pm.
Where:  55 Mill Street, Distillery Historic District, Toronto ON

Working with its partners, Trees Ontario is the largest not-for-profit tree planting partnership in North America. Trees Ontario planted nearly 3 million trees in 2011. Our goal is to support the planting of 10 million trees per year by 2015. To help put Ontario on the path to achieving this goal, Trees Ontario is seeking landowners to participate in its programs.

Real trees are better than artificial trees, according to the Ontario Forestry Association. Christmas trees are grown on farms specifically for the holiday, and while growing, they are a carbon sink, and provide wildlife habitat and soil and water retention. Real Christmas trees are also grown locally and are 100 per cent biodegradable, unlike artificial trees, which are often transported thousands of kilometers and are made from a non-biodegradable petroleum based product that requires energy during the manufacturing process. For more information, please visit the OFA’s website.

Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market, a free annual event, captures all the traditions, heritage and charm of a European Christmas Market, while showcasing hundreds of unique products, family friendly entertainment, specialty beer and mulled wine gardens, and much more. For more information on Lowe’s Toronto Christmas Market, please click here.