Global News Spreads Joy This Holiday Season With Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive Partnership

Global News Toy Drive 2018 Announcement
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December 4, 2018


Join the Holiday Cheer with Toy Drive Live on Thursday, December 6 at CF Shops at Don Mills

TORONTO, December 4, 2018 – For the 12th consecutive year, Global News has partnered with the Toronto Fire Fighters and primary sponsor Spin Master to support the annual Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive. This collaborative month-long call for gifts for children in need, will once again culminate with Toy Drive Live, a special family-friendly, festive broadcast celebration on Thursday, December 6.

Free and open to the public, Toy Drive Live takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at CF Shops at Don Mills (1090 Don Mills Rd, North York, ON). The event – offering food, entertainment, giveaways, and holiday activities – will also feature a live broadcast of Global News at 5:30. Anchor Farah Nasser will broadcast live on-site to help spread season’s greetings, joined by fellow Global News Anchor Susan Hay and Chief Meteorologist Anthony Farnell, who will present his nightly weather report on location.

“For more than 40 years, the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive has been helping those in need by providing toys to children and youth across Toronto,” says Rick Berenz, President, Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive. “Through the continued support of Global News, hundreds of thousands of toys have been collected and donated to children in need. We hope to surpass our goal of 50,000 toys this year and make Christmas merrier for as many families as possible.”

Members of the public attending Toy Drive Live are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped toy to support the initiative. Donations to the Toy Drive can also be made by dropping off toys, gift cards and monetary donations to any City of Toronto fire station. Though the demand for toys is great for children of all ages, teens are especially in need.

We want to thank our viewers for their continued generosity and support,” says Ward Smith, Vice-President of News and Information, Eastern Canada for Corus Entertainment. “For the 12th straight year, this great partnership will bring festive cheer to the community and help ensure every child has the opportunity to receive some Christmas magic during the holiday season.”

For more details on how to contribute to the Toronto Fire Fighters’ Toy Drive or to make a charitable monetary donation, please visit


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