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12 Trees of Christmas 2012

November 17 – December 9, 2012

Journey around the world with some of Toronto’s favourite designers! Featuring 12 one-of-a-kind decorated trees inspired by 12 different countries.


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NO ONE DOES CHRISTMAS LIKE THE GARDINER MUSEUM

THE GARDINER MUSEUM OFFERS FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

TORONTO (October 4, 2012) – The Twelve Trees of Christmas gala on November 15, 2012 is the unofficial kick off to the holiday season in Toronto. Presented by Bruce Etherington & Associates and London Life, the spectacular trees unveiled at the gala will be exhibited at the Museum from November 17 – December 9, 2012. Each tree has been decorated by one of Toronto’s top designers including: Hilary Farr, of W Network’s Love it or List it; Michelle Mawby, resident design expert for the Marilyn Denis Show; and Samantha Pynn, host and principal designer of Summer Home on HGTV Canada, as well as contributing design editor for Chatelaine Magazine and a columnist for the National Post.

This year’s Christmas tree theme is “A Child’s Christmas…” celebrating Christmas traditions and festivals of light from all around the world. To kick off this yearly Toronto tradition, the Museum will hold its annual Twelve Trees of Christmas Gala on November 15. Experience a night of glitz and glamour and enjoy a signature winter themed menu created by Chef Jamie Kennedy. The Gardiner is proud to partner with CTV’s Toy Mountain campaign. Gala guests and visitors during the Twelve Trees exhibition are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy and place it under the special Toy Mountain tree “It’s a Toy World After All.” This annual exhibition entertains and engages thousands of children and families. After being exhibited at the Gardiner, the trees go to charities, chosen by the generous individuals and corporations who purchased them, to help spread the spirit of the season throughout Toronto.

PARTICIPATING DESIGNERS

  • Arren Williams, The Bay
  • Christine Ecclestone- McCurry
  • Cobi Ladner, Cobistyle
  • Del Weale, Del Weale Interior Design Ltd. and Suzanne Davison, Suzanne Davison Interior Design Inc.
  • Bert Browne, Earthwork Floral Design
  • Julia West and Isabella Dabrowiecki, Julia West Home
  • Michelle Mawby, Lucid Interior Design Inc.
  • Robert King, Karen King and Jasmine King-Niit, Norma King Design Inc.
  • Hilary Farr, Hilary Farr Design
  • Robert Tanz, Robert Tanz Interior Design
  • Susan Taylor, Susan Taylor Interior Design and Katherine Burke, Katherine Burke Design in collaboration with Artist, Robin Muller
  • Ralph Neal and Jonathon Neal, Upper Canada House Ltd
  • Samantha Pynn, Samantha Pynn Inc.

In addition, guests visiting the Gardiner Café between November 17 and December 9 will enjoy a festive and delicious holiday fare prepared by renowned Chef Jamie Kennedy, in his fully transformed, full service POP Up Restaurant. As reservations are recommended, please call (416) 408-0188 to save your space.


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