Friday, May 19, 2017
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation is on Canada’s Garden Route in 2017, as one of 150 recipients of the ‘Canada 150 Celebration Gardens’ distributed across Canada. These “Canada 150th Celebration Gardens” commemorate the beauty of neighbourhood gardens for Canada’s Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Confederation. Join us in celebrating the blooming of these special tulips on May 23rd!
“We are thrilled to be part of Canada’s Garden Route in 2017 and to be part of the Canadian Garden Council program,” said Andrew Sorbara, Chair, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation. The program has seen 2000 red and white tulip bulbs planted in public parks in partnership with the City of Toronto.
Public Tulip Celebration – May 23rd – William Peyton Hubbard Park
On May 23rd, the Foundation will be joined by local political representatives Councillor Paula Fletcher, MPP Peter Tabuns and MP Julie Dabrusin, along with students from Withrow Public School to view and celebrate the blooming of the Canada 150 tulips in William Peyton Hubbard Park, ‘forecourt to the architecturally stunning Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and the restored heritage Don Jail’.
The public is invited to take part in this celebration that begins at 9:00am at 550 Gerrard Street East (Gerrard/Broadview)
Symbolic Link to a Flagship Celebration Garden in Niagara Falls
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation celebration gardens are symbolically linked to the 150 Celebration Garden Promenade at Niagara Falls, consisting of 25,000 tulips. Niagara Falls is one of the great natural wonders of the world, and one of Canada’s largest gateways for visitors across the country.
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation would like to thank all those who made this program possible: Canadian Garden Council, Vesey’s Bulbs, Canada Post, Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, Niagara Parks Commission, GardenMaking Magazine, Landscape Ontario, Ontario Garden Council, Baxter Travel Media, Enterprise Canada, Gardens BC, Québec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.
For more information on Canada’s Garden Route, please see www.canadasgardenroute.ca
About Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
TPTF has been helping Toronto transform its parks and green spaces since 2002. We work in partnership with the City of Toronto, community groups, neighbourhoods, individuals and the business community to reimagine local parks and improve the health of Toronto’s urban forest by supporting tree planting and stewardship efforts, with a focus on private land. TPTF also works in tandem with the City’s front yard tree program, and the numerous neighbourhood tree advocates across our city.
Trees and Shrubs Distributed
Park Enhancement Projects