There's a giant 2-storey gingerbread house in Toronto right now

Nov 29 2019, 11:39 am

You’ve likely seen a gingerbread house or two in your time, but odds are, you’ve never seen one quite like this.

On Thursday, the Fairmont Royal York welcomed the holiday season with its tree-lighting ceremony, the opening of its pop-up bar The Thirsty Elf, and the unveiling of a sweet surprise: a life-sized, two-storey gingerbread house.

According to Gregor Dunki, the hotel’s executive sous chef, the house is made from 5,000 real gingerbread “bricks.”

Executive Chef JW Foster’s Instagram profile shows the beginning of the building process, which only began 10 days ahead of the big unveiling.

Standing over 24 ft tall, what seems to compel most about the house is its smell.

Attendees of the unveiling took to Instagram to comment on how delicious the creation’s aroma is, which, of course, makes spectators want to take a bite.

We’re not sure about tasting a two-storey cookie creation, but we can certainly encourage ogling over it. Have a look for yourself at the festive work in all its glory…

 

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Giant Gingerbread House

Where: Fairmont Royal York — 100 Front Street

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