Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is known for its storied past, an expansive food selection and, of course, its rather large wall of cheese. This time of year, however, the fromage is dwarfed somewhat by the addition of a hefty gingerbread house, built from some 1,000 gingerbread “bricks” and a casual 700 pounds of candy. While the deli offerings may not be quite as large, they are, however, just as festive.">

Toronto’s Best Sandwiches: Christmas dinner on a bun from Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens


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A novelty-sized version of the new holiday sandwich at Loblaws (Image: Karolyne Ellacott)

Having just blown out the candles on its first year, Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens is known for its storied past, an expansive food selection and, of course, its rather large wall of cheese. This time of year, however, the fromage is dwarfed somewhat by the addition of a hefty gingerbread house, built from some 1,000 gingerbread “bricks” and a casual 700 pounds of candy. While the deli offerings may not be quite as large, they are, however, just as festive.

Executive chef Mark Russell has put together a seasonal sandwich pick ($6.49) that’s available for the Christmas season. It begins with an Ace Bakery baguette; inside, a stack of house-roasted turkey is topped with turkey sage sausage stuffing, fistfuls of fresh spinach and some cranberry mayo. The final touch is a layer of crispy shoestring onions, adding some crunch to the smorgasbord.

When we were there, Russell blew it up in size just ’cause he could. The beast of a ’wich measured around three feet in length.

While the actual sandwich may be somewhat smaller in stature, the contents remain the same. And for dessert? A gingerbread cookie somehow seems fitting.

Loblaws at Maple Leaf Gardens, 60 Carlton St., 416-593-6154

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