Now important was the Junction in the early 1900’s, The Eaton stores thought it was

Normally the Eaton retailing company started their Santa Claus parade in the core of the city near their prime location. But the Junction just too alluring for them for in 1906, Santa arrived in Toronto via the Junction, then still the independent Town of
West Toronto. He headed downtown via Dundas Arriving at Yonge street Eaton store on his coach pulled by 4 horses.

 

The Eaton’s Santa Claus Parade on James Street, 1918, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. At the end of the parade, Santa would climb from his float up a ladder into the Eaton’s department store.

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