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Canada Blooms gives back to seniors


March 28, 2013
By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Mar. 28, 2013, Toronto — What happens to the thousands of flowers,
plants and shrubs that make up Canada Blooms once the show closes its
doors?

More than 200,000 people were wowed by the displays at Canada Blooms
and the National Home Show, co-located at the Direct Energy Centre in
Toronto between March 15 and 24. After the show, the City of Toronto and
Canada Blooms partnered to distribute over 1,000 spring blooms and
shrubs to seniors living at Seven Oaks Seniors Home in Scarborough,
Ontario, one of the City's 10 municipal long-term care homes.

"We
are proud to honour the residents of Toronto who have contributed so
much to the quality of life in our city by donating flowers at the
conclusion of Canada Blooms," said Show Manager, Gerry Ginsberg. "When
the deconstruction begins, each flower, plant and shrub will be
delicately removed from its respective display, and packed into a truck
to be distributed amongst the seniors."
 
In addition to Seven
Oakes, Canada Blooms will also be donating many of the plants to local
parks and green spaces in Toronto. "It means a lot to us that we give
back to this community," said Gerry Ginsberg, show manager. "Canada
Blooms is a fantastic way to welcome spring, but why stop there? Why not
reuse parts of the exhibits to bring the beauty of Spring to Toronto?"

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