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June 5, 2009
City of Toronto seeks nominations for Scarborough District Trillium Garden Awards
Nominations are now being accepted for the annual Scarborough District 2009 Trillium Garden Awards. The awards recognize Scarborough’s outstanding front gardens that contribute to the beautification of our city through creative landscaping, colourful annual and perennial plantings and outstanding groundskeeping. The nomination submission deadline is Monday, July 6, 2009.

All gardens belonging to residents and businesses with a street address in the following wards are eligible for nomination: Wards 35 and 36 (Scarborough Southwest), Wards 37 and 38 (Scarborough Centre), Wards 39 and 40 (Scarborough-Agincourt), Wards 41 and 42 (Scarborough-Rouge River) and Wards 43 and 44 (Scarborough East).

Gardens will be judged in late July or early August based on a variety of criteria including design, use of plant material, condition and maintenance, hard landscaping, environmental practices, community contribution and distinction. Gardens will be recognized in the following three categories:
• Residential - Traditional
• Residential - Environmental/Alternative
• Commercial, Industrial and High Density

An awards presentation will take place on October 8.

The Trillium Garden Awards are a successful partnership between The City of Toronto and volunteers from the Agincourt Garden Club and the Scarborough Garden and Horticultural Society.

June is Recreation and Parks Month. Participation in parks and recreation activities builds healthy communities and enhances quality of life for all Toronto residents. To find out more, visit

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:
Toronto Parks, Forestry and Recreation Media Hotline, 416-560-8726



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