Where to buy a Christmas tree in Toronto
Christmas trees are a fixture on Toronto street corners throughout December with everywhere from Rona to No Frills to independent operations hocking seasonal shrubs. Though big name stores may have quantity, quality can sometimes be an issue. If you've found yourself rifling through Charlie Brown-style trees for too long, try one of these markets and you may have better luck.
Here are a few places to buy a Christmas tree this holiday season.
Evergreen Brick Works
If you can't travel outside of the city to cut down your own tree, your second best option is a trip to the Evergreen Brick Works. The Evergreen Garden Market stocks a variety of locally grown, fresh-cut firs, pines, and spruces. Whether you're in need of a condo sized tree or something that will reach the top of sky-high ceilings, there's an option here.
Head up the street from Christie Pits and you'll find a wide selection of trees in all shapes and sizes. Come holiday season, the well-loved Koreatown grocery store fills its garden centre with everything from baby balsams to towering Fraser Firs. The shop also stocks festive greenery and branches if you're looking to make a wreath or fill your winter planters.
St. Lawrence Market (Jeff the Tree Guy)
Jeff the Tree Guy has been a holiday staple in St. Lawrence Market for some time now. His offerings include Scotch Pines, White Pines, Balsam Firs and Fraser Firs. The trees are brought in from where they grow best, so you'll find options from Nova Scotia, British Columbia, Washington State and (of course) Ontario.
If you're located in or around The Beaches, Kew Gardens is your best bet for tree shopping. Like many garden centres in the city, the pop-up shop carries Kris Kringle trees (shipped in from its nursery in Alliston). You'll find a wide variety of trees with a number of firs, pines and spruces available on the lot.
Old Cabbagetown Tree Lot
Now in its 63rd year of operation, the Christmas Tree lot at Parliament and Spruce streets (right by the No Frills) is the go-to spot for Cabbagetown folk. Fraser Firs start at $30 and prices go up from there.
Photo of the trees at Evergreen Brick Works.
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