Toronto Star-ry Santas
It's the time of year when the many versions of Santa Claus (or Père Noël, or St. Nicholas, or Sinterklaas) show up in Toronto malls, streets, community centres and houses. His reach may be global, but here are some specifically Toronto views courtesy of the Toronto Star Photographic Archive, now available at the Toronto Reference Library.
Sinterklass at Nathan Philips Square, 1974
Toronto Santas have their Reindeer, but have always used alternate transport too--
Of course, Santa and kids are the main thing--serious, happy, unhappy or too cute for words:
It's a tough job, but Santa can do it--
Merry Christmas to all!
The Toronto Star Photograph Archive is a collection of over one million photos chronicling the twentieth century. It was donated to the Toronto Public Library in 2014, and is available to all in the Marilyn & Charles Baillie Special Collections Centre on the 5th floor of the Toronto Reference Library.
You can see many Toronto Star images online through our Digital Archive.