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October 11, 2011
City of Toronto announces recipients of the 2011 Toronto Garden Awards
City of Toronto representatives and the Toronto Garden Awards judges today announced the recipients of the 2011 Toronto Garden Awards at City Hall.

The awards recognize residents, businesses and organizations for beautifying non-public spaces. Most of the green space in Toronto is made up of front and back yards.

The finalists for the 2011 awards were winners of local community garden contests during the previous year. In selecting the recipients, the judges took into consideration the use of landscape, the condition and overall maintenance of the garden, the use of plant material, colour and texture, and the overall appeal of the garden.

Below are the three prize categories and the recipients for 2011:

• Traditional Residential (garden and lawn combination): Lisa and Hugh Kerr, Duncairn Drive, Etobicoke.

• Environmental Residential (where the homeowner uses environmentally-friendly garden practices and some or most of the lawn area consists of plants and/or ground cover): George and Susan Lindsay, Dundas Street West, Etobicoke.

• Commercial (commercial properties including apartment complexes and corporate spaces): Kingsway Condominiums, Bloor Street West, Etobicoke.

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