Downtown business community working at making Brant street look a little more festive - last year was a copout for many retailers.

News 100 greenBy Pepper Parr

December 3, 2014



The Burlington Down Business Association has held a friendly window decorating contest for the holidays! This year they have introduced the People’s Choice Award and are asking you to be the judge.

The contest is simple: Come downtown, take a picture of your favourite Christmas window display, Submit your vote using Twitter or Instagram, tag us @DTBurlingtonON & use the hashtag #CWOD14

Joelle's window 2013

A Premiere location in the city with one of the best product lines – but Joelle’s missed the mark by a mile last year when it came to Christmas decorations. Let’s see what they do this year.

All entries will be entered to win 1 of 3 GRAND PRIZES consisting of a Christmas prize pack of gift certificates from all the participating businesses below!

Dickens window Xmas-2012-Dickens-1024x587

A truly pathetic Christmas display. With a contest in place this year Dickens just might try and attract votes from their customers.

The Contest closes December 12th, winner announced December 16th. The BDBA doesn’t say how the winner will be selected: a simple draw or is there other criteria.
Participating businesses will have a “participant” poster in their window. At this point they are:

A Different Drummer Books
Anise Apothecary
Anthony Victor Hair Studio
Black Pearl Lingerie Boutique, The
Bush’s Men’s Wear
Coffee Culture Cafe & Eatery
Davies Condos
Deeth & Co. Chartered Accountants
Elizabeth Interiors
Forever Summer – Swimsuits & Beachwear
Joseph Brant Hospital Foundation
Lingerie D’Amour
Mirella’s Ladies Boutique
Organza Lines
Omega Hair Salon
Pearl & Pine Retirement
Pure Hair & Colour Group
Rayhoon Eatery
Scrivener’s Men’s Apparel
Son of A Peach Pizzeria
The Olive Oil Dispensary
The Water St. Cooker
Waterfront Hotel
Wendel Clark’s Classic Grill and Bar
Tim Hortons (at No Frills Plaza)
Tourism Burlington
The Works Burger

That is a very welcome list. Last Christmas and the year before that things looked pretty bleak along Brant Street. The best looking window was that of Davies Real Estate on Lakeshore Road where walk by traffic is limited.

Davies Real estate window 2012

With little in the way of walk by traffic on Lakeshore Road Davies Real Estate put together a Christmas window display that took a prize – and the well deserved positive comments

The Gazette is delighted to see the BDBA motivating their members.

It was about time.

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Brant street Christmas decoration terrible in 2013


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