Here's where you can get a FREE turkey in Toronto on December 15

Dec 13 2019, 11:03 am

Gobble up the opportunity to get free turkey from the mayor this weekend.

Old traditions are becoming new again on December 15, when Mayor John Tory, Councillor Mike Layton, hosts from Westbank, and construction services company EllisDon give 1,000 free turkeys away to Toronto families in need.

The event will take place at the Mirvish Village redevelopment site, where the giveaway at Bloor and Bathurst will bring back the tradition started by Ed Mirvish in 1987.

This is the second year in a row that the event will be revived by Westbank and EllisDon.

All turkeys will be supplied by The Healthy Butcher, the ethically-raised meat company that focuses on sustainability and accountability.

“Tradition matters. We’re immensely proud to be continuing this wonderful tradition that the Mirvish family started 32 years ago,” said Ian Gillespie, CEO of Westbank in a release. “We were thrilled by the response and turnout at last year’s giveaway, and we hope to keep this tradition alive for at least another 32 years.”

You’ll be able to get your hands on a free turkey starting at 1 pm on Sunday.

And there’s a chance they’ll go quick, so make sure you arrive early, ready to bring a big bird home.

Mirvish Turkey Giveaway

When: Sunday, December 16 from 1 pm
Where: Southeast intersection of Bloor and Markham streets