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glowTO: Late Night Picnic on Clinton

This edition of glowTO was inspired by another blogTO'er who suggested I head over to Clinton street and check out the picnic. Let me explain...

At 246 Clinton, just north of Harbord Street lies this festive house and it's picnic tables. Now, while it certainly isn't the brightest star in our series, its lights, ornaments, santa, holly, bells and LED usage certainly caught my eye.

It's just that the picnic tables caught my eye first.

The front lawn is covered by several picnic tables and outdoor furniture... all for sale. The owner here sells the picnic tables year round (I assume he crafts these badboys himself) and come the holiday season, the glow from his light show illuminates the sale all night long.

Talking to his son (who was warming up their car outside) I actually learned that these picnic tables used to have an even brighter holiday season.

He tells me that apparently, 10 years ago or so, this house could be seen from College Street (great way to find your way home after a good xmas party) as the ol' guy used to string coloured lights all the way up the enourmous pine tree in their front yard.

Would have loved to have seen it, but those were other times.

So then, I pass on buying a picnic table ('cause there's no way it's fitting in my 6x6' room) and make my way back to Harbord... there I notice a glowing aura from the next street over, Manning.

More on that one in the next glowTO.


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