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June 12, 2007
Submit a nomination for Scarborough District Trillium Garden Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation - Scarborough District 2007 Trillium Garden Awards. The awards recognize Scarborough’s outstanding front gardens that contribute to the beautification of our city through creative landscaping, colourful annuals, perennial plantings and well kept grounds. The nomination submission deadline is Friday, July 13.

All gardens belonging to residents and businesses with a street address in the following wards are eligible for nomination: Wards 35 and 36 (Scarborough Southwest), Wards 37 and 38 (Scarborough Centre), Wards 39 and 40 (Scarborough-Agincourt), Wards 41 and 42 (Scarborough-Rouge River) and Wards 43 and 44 (Scarborough East).

Gardens will be judged in late July or early August based on a variety of criteria including design, use of plant material, condition and maintenance, hard landscaping, environmental practices, community contribution and distinction. Gardens will be recognized in the following categories: Residential - Traditional, Residential - Environmental/Alternative, Commercial and Industrial.

An awards presentation will take place on Thursday, September 13.

The Trillium Garden Awards is a successful 31-year partnership between Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation and volunteers from the Agincourt Garden Club and the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society.

To submit your nomination(s) or for more information on the Trillium Garden Awards, call the nomination hotline at 416-396-4862 with the address of the home or business you wish to nominate and the closest intersection.

Toronto is Canada’s largest city and sixth largest government, and home to a diverse population of about 2.6 million people. It is the economic engine of Canada and one of the greenest and most creative cities in North America. In the past three years Toronto has won more than 50 awards for quality and innovation in delivering public services. Toronto’s government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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