Last Christmas, we set a bit of a personal record here at the hostel. We had more than eighty backpackers here for our Christmas dinner.
This year in 2008, we shattered that record with about 95 people here to enjoy a home cooked Turkey Dinner with all the trimmings.
Teresa our head of housekeeping spent the entire night cooking seven very large birds with a tasty stuffing veggies and two kinds of potatoes and an assortment of desserts.
Christmas is a very important event here at the Canadiana. A lot of young travelers are away from their homes and families for the very first time in their lives. We do our very best to ensure that everyone has a good time and a memorable Christmas.
Some of the people who join us for dinner are in Toronto on working/holiday visas and some have been in the city for months. But they had moved into flats and apartments closer to their places of employment.
We like to say the “Canadiana Feels Like Home” and for many it really does. A good number of former guests now working in the city “Come Home” for Christmas Dinner. It is always good to see them again.
Dinner is served buffet style. It is all put out at a self serve table and guests eat what they like and as much as they like. Literally everything was eaten; however, no one lacked for enough food.
Although fruit juices were provided, most diners had made their way to the liquor store the day before to make sure they were able to enjoy a cup (or two) of cheer with their turkey.
All in all, it was a great way to usher out 2008 and prepare to welcome 2009!