At a celebration today, residents of Kipling Acres were joined by Councillor Michael Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke North) and celebrity gardener Denis Flanagan to accept more than 600 plants, flowers and bulbs donated by Canada Blooms and transported by Procter’s Cartage.
This is the 10th year that Canada Blooms has donated plants to a long-term care home owned and operated by the City of Toronto. It allows the many plants and flowers from the festival to continue to bring enjoyment to Torontonians. While many of the plants will remain in the home, some will be shared with clients of the adult day program at Kipling Acres and clients of the Kendleton Drive Supportive Housing site.
“I am so pleased that we have been able to carry on this tradition for a full decade,” said Terry Caddo, General Manager of Canada Blooms. “Every year, after the success of the Canada Blooms festival, I look forward to seeing the joy that this donation brings to the residents and clients in long-term care.”
“This is a wonderful event to attend,” said Councillor Ford. “The celebration today at Kipling Acres means that all 10 of the City’s long-term care homes have now had a chance to experience the beauty of this generous donation.”
Canada Blooms is an annual world-class festival that connects people to the joys and benefits of nature through experiences with gardens and flowers by promoting, educating, inspiring and celebrating all aspects of horticulture. Co-locating with the National Home show to create North America’s Largest Home and Garden event, Canada Blooms is a not-for-profit organization that gives back to the community throughout the year by funding community garden projects around Ontario. Canada Blooms is also dedicated to providing the community with horticulture expertise, education and resources on an ongoing basis.
Now in its 20th year, Canada Blooms was founded by Landscape Ontario and The Garden Club of Toronto. Each year it is supported by a committed group of partners, sponsors and volunteers.
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