The Toy Shop in Peterborough claims DBIA’s holiday window contest

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The Toy Shop on Hunter St. was this year's winner of the DBIA's holiday window decorating contest – Dec 4, 2017

The winner of a downtown holiday window contest in Peterborough will be donating her winnings to the Salvation Army Toy Drive.

The Toy Shop of Peterborough was named the winner of the annual contest hosted by the Downtown Business Improvement Area.

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Peterborough DBIA Executive Director Terry Guiel presents Toy Shop owner Jean Grant with her first-place prize in the annual Holiday Window Contest. Joel Wiebe/DBIA

Judges from Big Brothers Big Sisters toured downtown businesses on Saturday and decided the Toy Shop at 176 Hunter St. W. was colourful and encompassed the theme of Canada 150 for the contest.

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“We had a lot of fun decorating our display and incorporating the Canada 150 theme for the Holiday Window Contest,” said Jean Grant, owner of The Toy Shop.

Grant says she will be donating the $300 grand prize to the Salvation Army Toy Drive which takes place this Saturday. She will participate with the Peterborough Professional Firefighters to leverage their $2,000 donation to purchase additional toys through deals with her suppliers.

Runners-up in the contest were Water St. businesses Watson and Lou and Needles in the Hay.

“It’s great to see so many stores lit up and decorated with all things Canadian for the holiday season,” says Terry Guiel, DBIA executive director.

“It was also a lot of fun hosting Big Brothers Big Sisters as our judges and seeing how excited the kids were to be a part of this.”

Judges from Big Brothers Big Sisters in Peterborough review downtown holiday storefronts. Joel Wiebe/DBIA.

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