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September 8, 2003
City of Toronto Honours Garden Contest Finalists
Parks and Recreation -- The City's Parks and Recreation Division and the
Economic Development and Parks Committee honoured Garden Contest finalists at a
reception at City Hall today from 12:30 to 2 p.m.

"Most of the City's green space is comprised of people's front and back yards,"
said Claire Tucker-Reid, General Manager, Parks and Recreation. "That's why we
recognize the outstanding contribution of some of our green-thumbed citizens
every year. These individuals enhance the physical and social fabric of our

Mark Inglis of Marshall Macklin and Monaghan and Associates was the contest
judge and he presented the prizes to the winners of each of the three contest
categories: traditional residential (traditional garden and lawn combination);
environmental residential (the lawn is replaced with plants or ground cover);
and commercial.

The finalists of the 2003 City of Toronto Garden Contest were the past winners
from the West District Garden Contest, the Trillium Awards contest, and the
Another Yard for the Don contest in 2002. City of Toronto Garden Contest final
residential honourees include: Sandra and Stan Pyne, residential (traditional)
- first place; William Scotland, residential (traditional) - second place; Ann
Wilson, residential (environmental) - first place; and Bill Sipprell,
residential (environmental) - second place.

Commercial honourees include: St. George's Golf and Country Club, commercial -
first place; Sisters Restaurant, commercial - second place; and The Shaver
Homestead, commercial -- third place.

Members of the media: call the Economic Development, Culture and Tourism media
hotline for information on the locations of the winning gardens.

Media contact:
Economic Development, Culture and Tourism Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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