It’s all about the downhill rush at the Grande Fête Hivernale

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Photo: Cassandra Kerwin

Wheeeee! Au 1884 celebrated the opening of the giant toboggan slide on Dufferin Terrace and the beginning of winter with the fifth Grande Fête Hivernale.

Crowds of people gathered on Dufferin Terrace for the fifth annual Grande Fête Hivernale (winter fest) organized by the owners of Au 1884, the snack bar at the foot of the famous toboggan slide, which opened in … 1884. The event, held on Dec. 15, marked the official opening of the slide and celebrated the arrival of winter and yuletide. Although the winter solstice is not until Dec.