Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

November 27, 2008 09:30 ET

Downsview Park's Trail of Lights to Brighten Holidays in Toronto

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2008) -

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With more than 400,000 lights colouring the sky over Toronto, Downsview Park will be a very merry place for a winter stroll this holiday season.

Downsview Park's Trail of Lights, Canada's largest walk-through light show, opens to the public tomorrow for 34 consecutive nights of holiday celebrations. The two kilometre-long walking trail features energy-efficient LED lights arranged into 16 themed areas, including 13 walk-through themed arches and 400 illuminated displays, over half of which are animated.

Upon arrival to the Trail of Lights, visitors will witness the incredible sight of Canada's largest walk-through illuminated Holiday Tree, one of many enchanting event attractions.

"A stroll through Downsview Park's Trail of Lights is an enjoyable and active way to take in the holiday spirit," says Tony Genco, President and Chief Executive Officer, Parc Downsview Park Inc. "The Trail winds past towering displays, under arches, into themed areas, and through the Trees of Imagination and Downsview Park's Canada Forest, where more than 50,000 trees have been planted. We invite everyone to come out for fresh air, festive activities and amazing sights!"

Indoor activities

After strolling through the illuminated displays outdoors, visitors can warm up while enjoying a wide range of indoor activities, from holiday carolers and other live entertainment to free photos with Santa. Holiday shoppers can also browse the Holiday Village, where a collection of vendors offer everything from holiday treats to stocking stuffers.

Know before you go:

- Downsview Park's Trail of Lights opens to the public on November 28 and runs to December 31, 2008 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. nightly, including holidays.

- Tickets are available at the gate, online at or by calling 416-952-2222.

- Admission to the Trail of Lights is $10 from Sunday to Thursday, and $12 on Fridays, Saturdays, and holidays (including Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve). Kids 2 years old and under are free.

- Wear comfortable walking shoes or boots.

- Parking is available in the Trail of Lights parking lot, located on Carl Hall Road in Downsview Park.

About Downsview Park

Downsview Park consists of 572 acres of land in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area. Formerly a military base (CFB Downsview), the site was designated by the Government of Canada to be developed as "a unique urban recreational green space for the enjoyment of future generations." The Park attracts more than a million visits annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Toronto Aerospace Museum, the Downsview Park Merchants Market and Farmers Market, GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation, Treble Clef Music School, The HoopDome, The Toronto Wildlife Centre and Downsview Park's The Hangar, which offers indoor ball hockey, beach volleyball and indoor/outdoor soccer within the larger Downsview Park Sports Centre. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs and events year-round to create a vibrant resource for the national community. All these attractions and a host of other business relationships and opportunities help set the stage for the future development of an internationally significant sustainable community at Downsview Park. For more information, visit, email or call 416-952-2222.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Debra Douglass
    Office: (416) 462-0199, Ext. 24
    Mobile: (416) 526-8988
    Pilot PMR for Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Natalie Bomberry
    Office: (416) 462-0199 Ext. 35
    Mobile: (647) 880-9769