Parc Downsview Park Inc.

Parc Downsview Park Inc.

October 02, 2007 17:58 ET

Free Ingredients for Thanksgiving Meal Offered at Downsview Park This Sunday

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 2, 2007) - Parc Downsview Park Inc. (PDP), the Downsview Park Merchant's Market and the Downsview Park Farmer's Market are pleased to offer free ingredients for your family's thanksgiving meal.

On Sunday, October 7, 2007, starting at 11 a.m., the first 240 visitors at the Downsview Park Merchant's Market, located at 40 Carl Hall Road at Downsview Park, will receive a free frozen 5-7kg Maple Leaf turkey, courtesy of the Downsview Park Merchant's Market, a free 5lb. bag of potatoes, courtesy of the Downsview Park Farmer's Market and a free can of cranberry sauce to complement your meal, courtesy of PDP.

"Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on our values and be thankful for all that is special to us in our lives," said Tony Genco, President and CEO of PDP. "As Canada's national urban park in the Greater Toronto Area, our values of sustainability, stewardship, play, beauty and legacy ring true in all that we do at Downsview Park. We're pleased to partner with our tenants and contribute to the generous donation brought forth by the Downsview Park Merchant's Market and the Downsview Park Farmer's Market in helping to provide a thanksgiving meal to 240 families."

Doors open at the Downsview Park Merchant's Market at 10 a.m. Turkeys, potatoes and cranberry sauce will be distributed on a first come - first served basis.

"The management and vendors of the Downsview Park Merchant's Market have been happily serving the community for just over two years and wanted to do something special," said Lily Hinnawi of the Downsview Park Merchant's Market. "Offering free ingredients for a Thanksgiving meal is a perfect way for us to say 'thank you' to the community and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving."

Community members interested in receiving these free ingredients for their Thanksgiving meal are asked to bring a copy of this announcement with them.

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 900,000 visitors annually and is home to numerous enterprises, including the Downsview Park Merchant's Market, Toronto Aerospace Museum, GrandPrix Kartways, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority, The HoopDome, The Toronto Wildlife Centre, Area 51 Paintball and The Hangar, which offers indoor soccer and beach volleyball within the larger Downsview Park Sports Complex. Downsview Park also hosts a roster of community and school programs 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, please visit or call 416-952-2222.

The Downsview Park Merchant's Market opened May 2005 and features over 500 vendors offering a variety of products including clothing, electronics, furniture, drapery, bedding and bath items, shoes, accessories, jewellery and more. The Downsview Park Merchant's Market is open weekends from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., offers free parking and admission and welcomes an average of 5000-7000 patrons weekly. For more information or for leasing inquiries, please visit or call 416-638-2525.

Contact Information

  • Parc Downsview Park Inc.
    Meline Beach
    Director, Public Affairs & Communications
    (416) 954-0040
    Downsview Park Merchant's Market
    Lily Hinnawi
    (416) 670-3728