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November 2, 2010
Recipients of the 2010 Toronto Garden Awards announced
City of Toronto representatives and the Toronto Garden Awards judges today announced the winners of the 2010 Toronto Garden Awards at City Hall.

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

The finalists for the 2010 awards were winners of local community garden contests during the previous year. In selecting the winners, the judges took into consideration the use of landscape, the condition and overall maintenance of the garden, the use of plant material, the overall appeal of the garden, including colour and texture.

Below are the four prize categories and their winners for 2010:

• Traditional Residential (garden and lawn combination): Leslie and Brian Wilk, Country Club Drive, Etobicoke community

• 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): June and Derrick Morton, Lyncroft Drive, Scarborough community

• Commercial (commercial properties including apartment complexes and corporate spaces): Lippert Music Centre Inc., Pape Avenue, East York community

• Community (non-residential properties such as churches, libraries and schools that are maintained by community volunteers): Governor's Manor, Douglas Crescent, East York community

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. Toronto has won numerous awards for quality, innovation and efficiency in delivering public services. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents. For information about non-emergency City services and programs, Toronto residents, businesses and visitors can dial 311, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation media line, 416-560-8726,



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