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November 7, 2002
Toronto honours City-wide Garden Contest finalists
  
Parks & Recreation - Councillor Denzil Minnan-Wong (Ward 34 Don Valley East)
and special guest Mark Inglis, Landscape Architect at Marshal, Macklin and
Monaghan, honoured the 4th Annual City-wide Garden Contest finalists during an
Economic Development and Parks Committee meeting today.

The City-wide gardening contest was judged by Mark Inglis and Patricia Landry
of Natural Environment and Horticulture, Parks Division. The categories were:
residential, environmental and non-residential, taking into consideration such
factors as the use of hard landscape, the condition and overall maintenance of
the garden, the use of plant material, the overall appeal of the garden, colour
and texture.

"Four years ago, the City initiated the City-wide Gardening Contest to
recognize the contribution of individuals in beautifying our city," states
Claire Tucker-Reid, General Manager, Parks and Recreation. "The City has more
than 8,000 hectares of parkland, however, the majority of green space in the
city is private property. What people do with their property has an enormous
impact, so it is important for us to recognize individual contributions."

The contestants of the 2002 City-wide Garden Contest were the winners of three
district garden contests in Scarborough, East York and Etobicoke in 2001.
City-wide Garden Contest final residential honourees include: Ron Aitchison,
Residential (Traditional) - First Place; George and Soultana Tsenis,
Residential (Traditional) - Second Place; Judy Edge, Residential
(Environmental) - First Place; Siri Luckow, Residential (Environmental) -
Second Place; and Kathy and Gary Parkinson, Residential (Environmental) - Third
Place.

Commercial honourees include: Norstar Corporation, Commercial - First Place and
Wedgewood Grove, Commercial - Second Place.


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