There’s not an elf in sight. The Hudson’s Bay Queen Street windows have lost much of their charm this year.
Santa’s workshop, the coloured lights, toys and reindeer have all disappeared. Replacing them in 2016 – an effort to offend no one I’d guess – we’re looking at polar bears, hibernating foxes, owls and Canada geese. The creatures are somewhat animated, the music is festive, the kids are showing up, but the ‘Enchanted Forest‘ motif is boring.
<PHOTOS BELOW – the Bay’s festive ‘adult’ windows on Yonge Street>