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Harsh weather didn’t dampen spirits at Congress

January 15, 2014  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Jan. 15, 2014, Toronto — In spite of frigid -24°C temperatures, snow and the aftermath of the December ice storm, show organizers are calling Landscape Ontario’s 41st annual Congress a success.

Weather kept many contractors and landscapers busy clearing roads and parking lots and cleaning up damaged trees from last month's ice storm, so attendance at the show started soft during opening day  on Jan. 7, but attendance picked up on Jan. 8 and 9 as the weather cleared. Attendee and exhibitor enthusiasm was high throughout the show.

Congress put the spotlight on more than 600 vendors from the equipment, lawn and landscape industry. An estimated 10,000 green industry professionals from around the world made their way across a show floor featuring the latest and greatest in heavy machinery, landscaping implements, nursery products and innovative services that help landscape contractors create professionally designed or natural landscape for their clients.


“We had some unique challenges this year, but that made the resulting success of this year’s Congress that much more special,” said Heather MacRae, director of events and trade shows for Landscape Ontario. “Congress remains Canada’s premier show for the latest trends and innovative products that are helping green industry professionals provide better service and design more distinctive landscapes for their customers.”

Landscape Ontario has already announced the dates for next year's Congress, which will run Jan. 6 to 9, 2015. For more information, visit

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