Christmas in the Square 2018

Toy Mountain team and supporters gather at the CTV sign
by The Salvation Army in Canada
Categories: Divisional News, Events

By: June Li

Wow! What a wonderful day at Yonge and Dundas Square. On, Friday, November 24th, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Division celebrated the start of the Christmas season with an outdoor concert and officially kicked-off the 23rd annual CTV Toy Mountain Campaign.

Team T&J opened up the evening with a blast of energy helping audience members to get on their feet to dance and sing to the sounds of the season. Following their act, the Cameron Family Timbrels lit up the stage with their festive routine. Other performers included Against the Grain Musical Theatre, Latin Energy, The Salvation Army’s Ontario Central East Divisional Youth Band and Youth Chorus, and a special monologue by Alyiah with a Charlie Brown Christmas.

Salvation Army mascots, Sally Ann, Bram, Shieldy along with Snap, Crackle, Pop and Masha and the Bear also made an appearance and joined in on the festivities of the night.

As the CTV and Salvation Army team officially kicked-off the start of the Toy Mountain campaign, children and families helped fill the Toy Mountain truck with toys for children in need, helping us reach our 150,000 Toy Mountain goal.

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Thank you to our Kettle Bell sponsor, Lowe’s; and our Toy Mountain partners at Marshalls, Toronto Area Ford Dealers, Kellogg’s Rice Krispies and Kits for a Cause.

Want to learn how you can get involved in the Toy Mountain campaign? Visit our website at

See more photos from the night on our Facebook page here.

Full Concert

Live from Yonge-Dundas Square: Christmas in the Square with The Salvation Army! Thank you to our amazing performers TEAM T&J, LATIN ENERGY Dance Company, The Cameron Family Timbrels, Against The Grain Theatre, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Chorus, Miss Aliyah, The Salvation Army’s Divisional Youth Band and our Emcee, Major Rick Zelinsky.*Concert sponsored by Lowe's Home Improvement

Posted by The Salvation Army Toronto on Friday, November 23, 2018