The countdown to Christmas is on! But first, its time to decorate the tree.
If a real, fresh-cut tree is essential to your Christmas traditions, look no further than this list of Toronto tree lots that will make all your Christmas dreams come true.
Forests Ontario has partnered with the Toronto Christmas Market to host this Forest Ontario Holiday Event, aimed at promoting a sustainable holiday season. Find locally grown Christmas Trees for sale during the first two weekends in December.
When: December 1 to 3 & December 8 to 10; Friday, noon to 10 pm, Saturday, 10 am to 10 pm, & Sunday, 10 am to 9 pm
Where: Distillery Historic District, Toronto Christmas Market (near the ticket tent)
Find the perfect tree at the Evergreen Garden Market where six different species of locally-grown trees include Fraser Fir and Balsams, traditional White and Scotch Pines, and Norway and Serbian spruces ranging in height from 2.5 feet up to 14 feet.
When: As of November 15
Where: 550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
The Old Cabbagetown Tree Lot
One of the most popular lots in Toronto, the Old Cabbagetown Tree Lot is on the corner of Spruce and Parliament in the east end.
When: Open daily, this lot is usually open until Christmas eve.
Where: Spruce and Parliament Street, next to No Frills
Still kicking it on the east side, check out this legendary lot in the Beach. Although this Christmas Tree Lot used to be at Kew Beach, it has now moved to Woodbine Beach.
When: Throughout December, Monday to Thursday, 1 pm to 9 pm; Friday, 10 am to 9 pm; weekends, 9 am to 9 pm
Where: Woodbine Beach, South of Lakeshore Boulevard, Toronto
In Leslieville, the East End Garden Centre is where all those Kris Kringle trees are found. Pick the perfect tree, from the different sizes, and get ready to stack those presents below it!
When: Extended hours in December
Where: 1395 Queen Street East, Toronto
From Christmas trees to firewood, Beech Nursery has all your needs to fulfill your holidays. And that includes Santa, who drops in over the next two Saturdays! Catch him on December 10 & 17 for photos and festivities — and grab that tree!
When: Monday to Friday, 8 am to 6 pm; weekends, 9 am to 5 pm
Where: 4 Carlaw Avenue
Traditional wreaths and Christmas trees are available at Fiesta Farms! The good folks there are also willing to deliver and install your tree. Can’t get any easier than this.
When: Monday to Saturday, 8 am to 9 pm; Sunday, 9 am to 7 pm
Where: 200 Christie Street, Toronto
A stalwart at this historic market, Jeff The Tree Guy returns with his Christmas trees and greens, boughs, bows, wreaths, garlands, holly, and mistletoe!
When: Until December 24
Where: Market Street Patio and Farmers Market, 92 – 95 Front Street, Toronto
With three Toronto locations and the option to buy online, this garden centre offers everything you’ll need (from trees and wreaths to birch reindeer and ornaments) to deck the halls!
When: 9 am to 6 pm
Where: 368 Davenport Road, Toronto; 1466 Bayview Avenue, Toronto; 903 Pape Avenue, Toronto
Shopping at Dufferin Mall soon? Grab a tree there, at it’s Lou Miceili’s Holiday Centre, offering Christmas trees for the holiday season.
Where: Dufferin Mall parking lot, 900 Dufferin Street, Toronto
Fresh cut and potted trees ranging from tabletop size to 12 feet tall are all on offer at Sheridan Nurseries locations across the GTA. In addition to trees, find every imaginable type of fresh holiday decor you could dream of.
When: Hours vary by location
Where: 2827 Yonge Street, Toronto; 2069 Burnhamthorpe Road East, Mississauga; 4077 Highway 7, Unionville; 1774 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough