In the tradition of Macy's or Bloomingdales in New York City, Toronto's Hudson's Bay Company windows are glorious and detailed works of art that lend a special holiday touch to downtown Toronto.
The visual effect of the windows is best in the evening.
2008 Hudson's Bay Christmas Window Pictures
Hudson's Bay Company Basics176 Yonge Street, Toronto
The Hudson's Bay Company stretches a full city block, from Bay Street to Yonge and from Queen Street West to Richmond Street West.
As the Hudson's Bay Company is a chain ("the Bay"), there are numerous other locations in Toronto and across the country. The downtown Toronto flagship store is the one that does the traditional, animated Christmas display windows.
Hudson's Bay Company Christmas Windows - DatesThe window displays are unveiled at the beginning of November. The "Enchanted Fairy" windows along Yonge Street remain until December 29th. The "Toyland" windows along Queen Street come down January 5th, 2009.
Hudson's Bay Christmas Windows 2008The 2008 Hudson's Bay Christmas Windows were unveiled November 6, 2008, and have an “Enchanted Christmas” theme. Modern, stylish, colourful fairies decorate the displays.
There is also a Toyland window with working train and animated Santa window.