Oakville Firefighters to host drive-thru toy drive December 9 featuring Santa and Sparky

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

The ever-popular Toy Drive is returning this year as the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association (OPFFA) host a special drive-thru event at Coronation Park on Friday, December 9 from 5 to 9 p.m. All donations will be distributed directly to local families, institutions and community agencies supporting children and youth in need.

Families are invited to drive through the park, enjoy the festive lights, drop off a gift card or toy donation, and wave or deliver a letter to Santa. Along with Santa, the drive-thru event will feature other special guests, including the Oakville Fire Safety team and Sparky the Fire Dog.

Unable to attend the toy drive? The OPFFA will be accepting gift cards, toys, and non-perishable food donations between November 25 and December 18 at several locations across town, including Town Hall, fire stations, and select recreation and culture facilities and retail locations. For more details, visit the Oakville PFFA Toy Drive page.

The Coronation Park tree light installations will be up until the end of winter. Festive lights can also be viewed at George’s Square and Erchless Estate.

There are many holiday events happening in Oakville arranged by the community and other organizations. From holiday tree lightings in Kerr Village and Downtown Oakville to the Muskoka Chair Walking Tour in Bronte, and the Santa Claus parade. Make the most of the season while supporting local events, businesses and charitable causes.

“The holiday season offers many opportunities to explore our vibrant town, support local businesses and give back to the community. From toy drives and parades to tree lighting events and shopping attractions, there’s something for everyone to do and help create lasting memories.”

- Mayor Rob Burton  


“The annual Toy Drive continues to be very popular in our community, and I am extremely proud of the efforts of the Oakville Professional Firefighters Association, and grateful for the support from residents. Donations will help ease the pressure on deserving families and ensure children and youth have holiday gifts to enjoy this season.”

- Fire Chief Paul Boissonneault