Being a relatively new country, Canada does not have many festivals and functions to celebrate, so they make up stuff to enjoy.
For eg:- In February they have a family day, there really is no specific reason for this holiday except that there are no holidays in all of February and as it’s the coldest month folks would be irritated if they do not get a break.
They also had the 108th Santa parade, the longest running parade in the world on Nov 18th. Santa along with Mrs. Santa and many cartoon characters and elves paraded down the Toronto Downtown and it was broadcast live all across on TV too.
The day before on Nov 17th, it was the Cavalcade of lights, when TorontoCity hall was lighted with a show of dazzling firecrackers, officially opening the lighting of the Path and the City for Christmas. Yes Folks! Now that everything else is over, Toronto is all ready for Christmas.