Personalize a Gingerbread Cookie with Icing, Sprinkles and Love at the Gingerbread Cookie Factory

Top Quote The Gingerbread Cookie Factory returns to Sherway Gardens November 25 - December 18, 2011. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) November 12, 2011 - Be a part of this popular holiday tradition and join the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre for their 20th Annual Gingerbread Cookie Factory at Sherway Gardens (Hwy 427 & the QEW) from November 25 to December 18. The Gingerbread Cookie Factory is open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is located at the north end of Sherway Square near GapKids. Cookies are $4 each or three for $10. All proceeds support Trillium Health Centre. For additional information call 416-621-1070 or visit

    For the past 20 years, local families have shown their support of the Trillium Health Centre by using their creative and innovative ideas to decorate and personalize their cookies. Many volunteers and staff look forward to giving their time and volunteering at this festive fundraiser.

    People of all ages have been participating in Sherway Gardens Gingerbread Cookie Factory and it has become part of many families' annual holiday traditions. More than 3,000 cookies are decorated each year to help the Trillium Health Centre.

    Friday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    November 25 to December 18
    Cookies are $4 each or three for $10
    All proceeds in support of Seniors Health & Wellness at Trillium Health Centre

    Making gingerbread is a fun family activity during the holiday season. All you need to get started are some gingerbread people cookie cutters and some imagination. Take one gingerbread cookie, add any amount of icing and top with candies, gumdrops and chocolates. ENJOY!

    1/2 c. sugar
    1/2 c. shortening
    1 egg
    1/2 c. light molasses
    2 1/4 c. flour
    4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
    1 tsp. baking powder
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1/2 tsp. all spice
    Cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and molasses; blend. Mix in dry ingredients. Chill dough for 1 hour. Roll out dough to 1/8 in. thickness. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 Fahrenheit degrees for 8 to 9 minutes.

    About Trillium Health Centre
    Trillium Health Centre is one of Canada's largest academically-affiliated hospitals providing quality and safe care to more than one million residents in Mississauga, southwest Toronto and the surrounding areas. Trillium is a 790-bed regional referral centre with highly-specialized, complex programs in advanced cardiac, vascular, stroke, neurosciences, orthopaedic, seniors health and sexual assault/domestic violence services. Trillium's $462.6 million annual budget supports the 4,305 staff, 715 physicians and 1,100 volunteers who care for the 778,000 patients who visit each year.

    Trillium - Mississauga has an Emergency Department, inpatient units and surgical centre while an Urgent Care Centre, day surgery and other outpatient programs are located at Trillium - West Toronto. Trillium Health Centre Foundation, the health centre's fundraising arm, inspires the community to invest in the hospital. Trillium is recognized by Accreditation Canada, Excellence Canada and Ontario Health Quality Council for providing safe, high-quality health care and leadership in a healthy workplace. For more information, go to

    About Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre:
    The Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre, a non-profit organization, are philanthropic leaders and long-term supporters of Trillium, having donated more than 10.2 million since 1997. Under the direction of a Volunteer Board, the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre generate funds through numerous business ventures, including retail operations, lotteries and fundraisers.

    About Sherway Gardens:
    Sherway Gardens is owned by the Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. For more than 50 years Cadillac Fairview has been leading the way in commercial real estate with innovative design, development and management. Cadillac Fairview focuses on developing and managing high quality office properties and regional shopping centres in Canada and the United States, as well as international investments in real estate companies and investment funds. With a portfolio valued at more than $19 billion, Cadillac Fairview and its affiliates own and manage nearly 49 million square feet of leasable space at 87 properties across North America, including some of Canada's landmark developments, such as Toronto-Dominion Centre, Toronto Eaton Centre, Pacific Centre and Chinook Centre. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan, which invests to secure the retirement income of 295,000 active and retired teachers in Ontario.

    Sherway Gardens is a leading fashion shopping destination. Officially opened in 1971, the centre covers 972,540 square feet of leasable space, has 205 shops and services, and is be home to many influential retailers such as Apple, Michael Kors, The LEGO Store, Coach, Pottery Barn, Williams Sonoma, Abercrombie & Fitch, and Hollister. Current anchors include Sears, The Bay, Holt Renfrew and Sporting Life. Sherway Gardens is a winner of numerous awards for excellence in Marketing and Operations, including several Maple Leaf Awards from the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC). It attracts 12 million visitors annually. For more information please visit

    For more information about the Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre Gingerbread Cookie Factory, contact:

    Peter Ashworth/Ashley Lloyd; Ashworth Associates Inc.; 416-603-6005;
    peter ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com / ashley ( @ ) ashworthassociates dot com

    Marnie Bonnett; Marketing Manager; Sherway Gardens; 416-621-1071 ext. 7022;
    marnie.bonnett ( @ ) cadillacfaireview dot com

    David Voyce; Executive Director; Volunteers of Trillium Health Centre; 905-848-7580 ext. 5247
    dvoyce ( @ ) thc dot

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