May 15, 2017
Canada Blooms and City of Toronto celebrate 10 years of donations
Plants from Canada Blooms are enjoyed by residents of city-owned, long-term care homes.
Residents of Kipling Acres were joined by Councillor Michael Ford (Ward 2 Etobicoke North) and celebrity gardener Denis Flanagan on March 20 to accept more than 600 plants, flowers and bulbs donated by Canada Blooms and transported by Procter’s Cartage.

The event marked the tenth year Canada Blooms has donated plants to a long-term care home owned and operated by the City of Toronto. It allows the many plants and flowers from the festival to continue to bring enjoyment to Torontonians. While many of the plants will remain in the home, some will be shared with clients of the adult day program at Kipling Acres and clients of the Kendleton Drive Supportive Housing site.

“I am so pleased that we have been able to carry on this tradition for a full decade,” said Terry Caddo, general manager of Canada Blooms. “Every year, after the success of the Canada Blooms festival, I look forward to seeing the joy that this donation brings to the residents and clients in long-term care.”

“This is a wonderful event to attend,” said Councillor Ford. “The celebration today at Kipling Acres means that all 10 of the City’s long-term care homes have now had a chance to experience the beauty of this generous donation.”