St. Lawrence Market invites Toronto residents to exchange incandescent holiday lights for LED lights

By Rebecca Grima –

St. Lawrence Market is inviting Toronto residents to the Market on Saturday, November 27 (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), when residents can exchange two sets of incandescent seasonal lights and receive a free set of more efficient LED lights – while enjoying a complimentary hot chocolate or coffee at the historic Market.

The light exchange program is an initiative of Toronto Hydro and the Toronto Association of Business Improvement Areas. The St. Lawrence Market is proud to participate in the annual event.

“We hope 2010 will be a record-breaking year for this great event,” says Jorge Carvalho, supervisor of St. Lawrence Market complex. “We encourage all residents to participate and help support a greener community.”

Last year, this event collected 22,434 strings of incandescent bulbs and gave away 11,217 energy-efficient LEDs, resulting in total savings of about two megawatts of electricity. (“LED” refers to light-emitting diode as a light source.)