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150th Canada Celebration Garden Planting

November 02, 2016
Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation will be 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" will celebrate the beauty of neighbourhood gardens for Canada's Sesquicentennial Anniversary of Confederation.
 
“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 1000 red and white tulip bulbs planted in public parks in partnership with the City of Toronto.
 
Public Planting Ceremony – November 8 – William Hubbard Park
On November 8th, the Foundation will be joined by students from Withrow Public School to plant the remaining 150 bulbs in the newly launched William Hubbard Park, ‘forecourt to the architecturally stunning Bridgepoint Active Healthcare and the restored heritage Don Jail’.
 
"This fall we celebrated the opening of William Hubbard Park.  Now we are preparing to celebrate Canada's 150th Anniversary with the planting of red and white tulips that will grace Hubbard Park in the spring," said City of Toronto Ward 30 Councillor Paula Fletcher.  The public is invited to take part in this planting ceremony that begins at 9:30am at 550 Gerrard Street East (Gerrard/Broadview)


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Symbolic Link to a Flagship Celebration Garden in Niagara Falls
The Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation celebration gardens will be symbolically linked to the 150 Celebration Garden Promenade at Niagara Falls, consisting of 25,000 tulips to be planted this fall. 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, Qu├ębec Gardens’ Association and VIA Rail Canada.
 
For more information on Canada’s Garden Route, please see www.canadasgardenroute.ca

For more information, media and donation inquiries, please contact:
 
Carla Grant, Executive Director, Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation
416.465.7555 | carla.grant@tptf.ca  | www.torontoparksandtrees.ca
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