Welcome to Kringlewood: Toronto’s Most Festive Street is Back

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Located on a quiet, tree-lined residential street just south of St Clair Avenue East, you’ll find Inglewood Drive — or ‘Kringlewood’ as it’s more commonly referred to this time of year — a street that will surely put you (and any Grinch) into the holiday spirit.

As per the yearly (and beloved) Moore Park neighbourhood tradition, massive inflatable Santas have popped up along Inglewood Drive.

The inflatable decorations, which stand nearly as tall as some of the houses they stand guard in front of, have garnered much acclaim from Toronto residents since their debut. The tradition was initially started by local resident Amy Westin, who put up a 14-foot Santa on her lawn in 2013. “We were totally loving how over the top it was,” Westin told The Star at the time.

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In the years to follow, other neighbours followed suit, and now every year, in true holiday spirit, dozens of giant inflatable Santa’s can be seen stretching down ‘Kringlewood’, which runs from St. Clair East to Rosedale Heights.

Every holiday season, crowds of all ages flock to the neighbourhood to wander or drive down the multiple blocks and experience the festive sights themselves.

And given COVID-19 safety measures currently in place, this might just be the perfect social distancing activity to enjoy this winter.

If you have yet to venture down Kringlewood, here’s a look at some of the festive shots that visitors have posted on social media so far this year.

 

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