The mood is right, the spirit’s up. We’re here tonight, and that’s enough. Simply having a wonderful Christmas time.” – Paul McCartney, “Wonderful Christmas Time”
Christmas lights Unionville: Once a historic village (early 1840s through the middle – late 20th century) and now a bustling touristy hotspot of Toronto suburbs. Whenever in Toronto we made it a point to visit this sylvanesue town highlighted by a pond appropriately named Toogood Pond. Good or bad it is actually a mill pond that powered the grist mill in the 1840s and happened to be named after one Toogood family..
So this time too it was no different and Unionville was one of the first places to visit for Christmas lights.
We stroll the Main Street with its original circa 1800 buildings, now converted into shops, restaurants and galleries, lighted up to welcome the festive month. Flurries greet us turning the street into a magical highway and we make a beeline for the Old Firehall Confectionary ,170 Main Street, for Hot Chocolate. Amongst all the irresistible cup cakes, chocolate bombs, macaroons, ice creams, cakes I see this poster about Gilmore Girls Re-union 2019. A surprise especially when i learn that Unionville was the inspirational make believe town of the television series
GILMORE GIRLS was a television series ( 2000 to 2007 ) and I remember watching a few episodes with daughter and nieces. Google informs that the producers loved the scenic homie-ness of Unionville and used arial and street footage of Main Street throughout the episodes. The familiar locales are the Red Brick Church located at 150 Main Street, the sign “Welcome to Stars Hollow” was placed over the local business sign of Unionville Planning Mill at 139 Main Street, Lukes Diner (bit different now), The Gazebo on 139 Main Street) and the Old Firehall Confectionary on 170 Main Street or the shows Taylor’s Olde Fashioned Soda Shoppe. Maybe I will watch a few episodes to say “Oh! It looks familiar.”
It is fascinating to know that one is walking on a filmy street but Unionville is not all Gilmore Girls. A local pointed out that there is not one but two gazebos, more old-time adorable little shops occupying Main Street, irresistible charming cottages and surrounding nature wonderland. Toronto Summer–Unionville vibes
Ending on a jolly note ….Grand daughter celebrating her effort…Merry Christmas