We’d like to thank everyone who helped make this year’s opening ceremony of Light Up The Beach a success! All proceeds raised at the event went to Michael Garron Hospital in support of their mental health and addiction services. The evening was hosted by Toronto City Council Member Brad Bradford and speeches were made by Rima Berns-McGown (MPP for Beaches East York), Rochelle DeClute, Sarah Downey (President and CEO of Michael Garron Hospital) and last but not least, Santa Claus!
Thanks to David’s Tea for providing hot drinks, Velouté Bistro who provided delicious gourmet soup and The Band and Choir of Malvern Collegiate who entertained the crowd on the boardwalk.
This holiday season, consider visiting many businesses along Queen Street East who are supporting Light Up The Beach and the Michael Garron Hospital through various initiatives:
The lights will be up until the the end of February, so please take an evening stroll along the Boardwalk and enjoy them!
DeClute Light Up The Beach was conceived as a way of making the Boardwalk and Beach more of a destination for local residents in the cold winter months. DeClute Real Estate dedicates an enormous amount of resources and hours every year carefully stringing Christmas lights as high as 65 feet above the Boardwalk through mature oak, maple and willow trees lining the shores of Lake Ontario. More than 80,000 individual LED bulbs on 20,000 linear feet of wire are hung every fall and removed in late February.