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The Archives of Ontario Remembers an Eaton's Christmas

Date Added:30 December 2011

For those who celebrate Christmas, this is a magical time of glittering decorations, brightly wrapped parcels and the eagerly anticipated arrival of Santa Claus.

Noël de Eaton à Ontario

Noël de Eaton à Ontario

It's also a time to get close to our families and enjoy long-standing traditions. And, for people who grew up in Ontario or in other parts of Canada, many of our Christmas memories have been touched, in one way or another, by Eaton's department store. For this festive season, we have created an online exhibit from the records of the T. Eaton Company Ltd., held by the Archives of Ontario.

Included in the exhibit are images from Christmas displays; excerpts from Christmas catalogues; video clips of television commercials and Eaton's Santa Claus parade; even an old Christmas colouring book that children can print out and colour.