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CP Holiday Trains roll into town, support local foodbanks,
November 28, 29, 30



Hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights decorate the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Holiday Trains, which visit the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton and the Golden Horseshoe next week.

The 14-car trains include a boxcar stage with great musical talent and CP’s corporate contribution to local food banks. CP encourages each community, in turn, to donate food and funds — all of which stay in the community. CP presents a cheque at each stop to top off whatever the audience donates that day.

The trains support local food banks by raising the public’s awareness of the fight against hunger and collecting food that goes directly to your hungry neighbours. You can view the trains, if you bring a non-perishable food item as your admission fee, in Bowmanville and Oshawa on Monday, November 28, Toronto, Hamilton and Vaughan on Tuesday, November 29 and Midhurst (Barrie), Cambridge and Ayr on Wednesday, November 30.

The holiday trains fight hunger one stop at a time, through raising food, money and awareness in the fight against hunger in local communities across North America. To support this, Canadian Pacific aligns with a number of organizations to best serve the communities in which the Holiday Train stops.

CP invites local food banks along the trains’ 130 stops in six provinces and eight of the United States to participate by collecting food and cash donations. The Holiday Trains have helped raise $4.8 million and more than 1 million kilograms (2.3 million pounds) of food for community food banks across Canada since 1999 and across the United States since 2001. Generous North Americans visited the trains and donated as much as $750,000 in cash donations last year alone.

In addition to working with over 70 food-related community organizations across Canada and the U.S., CP supports Meal Exchange, a student-founded, student-driven, registered charity that helps young Canadians and Americans realize their potential to improve the future of their communities by providing them with meaningful opportunities to reduce local hunger today.


Here’s where you’ll find the trains:

Bowmanville

Monday, November 28, 6 p.m.

Scugog Street North rail crossing

Benefiting: several local foodbanks, including the Clarington East Food Bank, the Salvation Army’s Family Services and the St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank.

Special guests: Valdy, The Brothers Dubé and Santa Claus.

Oshawa

Monday, November 28, 7:15 p.m.

680 Laval Drive, behind Walmart off Stevenson Road South

Benefiting: Feed the Need in Durham.

Special guests: Valdy, The Brothers Dubé and Santa Claus.

Toronto

Tuesday, November 29, 6:15 p.m.

750 Runnymede Road, in front of CP Lambton yard office, parking only in Walmart lot.

Benefiting: The Daily Bread Food Bank.

Special guests: Valdy, The Brothers Dubé and Santa Claus.

Hamilton

Tuesday, November 29, 7:45 p.m.

CP Kinnear Yard on Lawrence Road across from Gage Park.

Benefiting: Many Greater Hamilton food banks.

Special guests: Willie Porter, Tracey Brown and Santa Claus.

Vaughan

Tuesday, November 29, 8:45 p.m.

Northwest corner of CP Vaughn Intermodal Yard and Nashville Road, near grain elevator.

Benefiting: The Vaughan Food Bank.

Special guests: Valdy, The Brothers Dubé and Santa Claus.

Midhurst

Wednesday, November 30, 12:40 p.m.

12 Anne Street North

Benefiting: The Barrie Food Bank and the Elmvale and District Food Bank.

Special guests: Valdy, The Brothers Dubé and Santa Claus.

Cambridge

Wednesday, November 30, 4:30 p.m.

former Galt Station, 10 Malcolm Street.
(near Galt Collegiate Institute)

Benefiting: The Cambridge Self-Help Food Bank.

Special guests: Willie Porter, Tracey Brown and Santa Claus.

Ayr

Wednesday, November 30, 5:50 p.m.

Inglis Street railway crossing

Benefiting: Neighbours to Neighbours Food Bank.

Special guests: Willie Porter, Tracey Brown and Santa Claus.