CABBAGETOWN BIA Partners with local designers to create memorable holiday experience for residents and visitors. It’s no secret that many small businesses across Toronto have been hit hard this year, so it was especially important for us at the Cabbagetown Business Improvement Area (BIA) to find a way to support our community this holiday season. As luck would have it, Cabbagetown happens to be home to some of the country’s most notable interior designers, who also wanted to find a way to support the local community and businesses they love.
Today, the BIA is thrilled to announce that we’ve partnered with notable local designers James Davie, Meredith Heron, Suzanne Dimma, Andrew Pike, Lindsay Mens Craig, Kate Stuart, and Tommy Smythe to launch a new holiday event we’re calling ‘Deck The Holidays,’ which will kickoff on Friday, November 27 and run through to January 3. Each of these incredible designers is generously donating time and (continued from pg 1)…resources to create unforgettable storefront window displays in Cabbagetown this holiday.
“Having been a Cabbagetown resident for almost 20 years, I am deeply entrenched in this neighborhood and can’t imagine living anywhere else in our great city. Having watched the area evolve and change throughout the years, I’m immensely proud to be part of this community,” said participant Andrew Pike. “I am thrilled to take part in this initiative to be able to bring some festivity to Parliament Street, and hopefully bring some joy to passersby this holiday season!”
Many of the storefront locations selected are also currently vacant, which not only allows for safe installation of the vignettes, but it also provides a unique way to liven up these windows–and the entire streetscape–during this challenging holiday season. We’re incredibly grateful to the building owners who turned over their spaces to support this event. It really does take a village.
Our ultimate hope is that this safe, outdoor activity will not only increase foot traffic and sales for all of our local shops and services, but that it will offer residents and visitors a bit of holiday joy during the season.
Here are the locations and the designers:
- 419 Parliament Street
- 485 Parliament Street
(TOM Interior Design + Suzanne Dimma)
- 527 Parliament Street
- 557 Parliament Street
We’re so thankful to all of the participating designers and cannot wait to unveil their work soon. We can’t give away too much, but let’s just say their creations are going to be truly spectacular!
For more information on Deck The Holidays, visit cabbagetownto.com/deck-the-holidays.