It’s beginning to look a lot like ice cream at Richmond and Peter right now thanks to Toronto’s premier inverted Christmas tree (which is a thing now, if you haven’t heard.)
A 26-foot-tall Christmas tree is the focal point of this stunning display, which wouldn’t be unusual at all if that tree weren’t upside down and floating at the top of a 70-foot atrium.
The trendy suspended tree was fetted and lit for the first time last week during an event that featured Christmas carollers, handbell ringers, a 50-person choir and Santa Claus.
Toronto journalist Shawn Micallef featured the Ricarda’s tree in his 2017 edition of “#EveryCorporateChristmasTreeInToronto” – a Twitter thread in which he shares pictures of trees in malls and office lobbies around the city.
Queen-Richmond Centre submits an unorthodox upside-down tree. Could also be used a Bond-film torture device. Doesn’t seem to light up. 6/10 pic.twitter.com/hbPyYII5Ho
— Shawn Micallef (@shawnmicallef) November 28, 2017
Before it was lit, Micallef gave the inverted tree 6/10 points. A few days later, however, he saw it lit up and revised the rating to just 1/10.
— Shawn Micallef (@shawnmicallef) December 1, 2017
“Important update re: this atrocity,” replied someone to Micallef’s second tweet. “The ‘tree’ has descended 15-20 feet and now is precariously close to the floor.” Uh oh.
*suspenseful music plays* pic.twitter.com/oLt2D81pJA
— rachel bulatovich (@rrbulatovich) December 7, 2017
The tree is still in place as of Thursday night, but if for some reason it does drop, there will be plenty of sad design lovers in the city – and plenty more gleeful upside down tree haters on the internet.