Just because your plans may look different this year doesn't mean they can't include something new and fun.
A Toronto Christmas Eve cheer is happening Thursday night across the city and Mayor Tory is encouraging everyone to make some noise.
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I am encouraging all residents to take part in the Christmas Eve jingle.
Mayor John Tory
The city is asking that all residents ring bells — or bang pots and pans if they don't have bells! — at 6:00 pm on Christmas Eve.
During Wednesday's City of Toronto briefing, the mayor said the reasoning behind the celebration was "to help wish our frontline workers a merry Christmas and show our ongoing, everlasting support for them."
This Christmas Eve plan calls back to the 7:00 pm healthcare cheer that Canadians coast to coast took part in at the beginning of COVID-19 lockdowns.
"In some of the toughest [..] moments early in the pandemic, the sound of pots and pans symbolized the hope and optimism that lives within our communities," said councilor Brad Bradford in the city's statement on the plan.
While announcing the plan, Mayor Tory didn't let the opportunity pass to ensure Torontonians know their advised role this upcoming holiday season:
"I hope everyone ringing bells is also paying tribute to [healthcare workers] by following public health advice over the holidays."