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March 20, 2009
Donated flowers, plants to brighten City of Toronto long-term care homes
On Monday, March 23, the City of Toronto, Canada Blooms and Procter’s Cartage Ltd. will join forces to deliver flowers, potted plants, trees and shrubs to Cummer Lodge, one of the City of Toronto’s long-term care homes.

Flowering bulbs, trees and shrubs recovered from Canada Blooms will also be used to help create therapeutic outdoor gardens at the City’s long-term care homes, to provide a safe, secure and fully accessible outdoor space for residents, client and caregivers.

Date: Monday, March 23
Time: 2 p.m.
Location: Cummer Lodge, 205 Cummer Ave., Toronto/North York

In Attendance:
Councillor David Shiner (Ward 24 Willowdale)
Sandra Pitters, General Manager, Long-term Care Homes and Services
Gerry Ginsberg, General Manager, Canada Blooms

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. 2009 marks the 175th anniversary of Toronto's incorporation as a city. Toronto's government is dedicated to prosperity, opportunity and liveability for all its residents.

Media contact:
James Buttivant, Communications and Marketing Consultant, City of Toronto, 416-397-5301, 416-892-2506 (cell),



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