April 15, 2010
Two LO member companies were among the list of finalists announced by The City of Toronto and Green Living for the 2010 Green Toronto Awards.

The judges selected Oriole Landscaping and Bienenstock Natural Playgrounds among the 27 finalists. There are three finalists named in each of the nine award categories. The finalists are all Toronto-based and considered as helping to lead the way to a greener Toronto.

Mayor David Miller, deputy mayor Joe Pantalone and CityNews meteorologist Michael Kuss will announce the nine winners at an awards show on Fri., Apr. 23 at the Direct Energy Centre. Each of the winners will receive a $5,000 donation to a registered charity of their choice.

The public is invited to attend the 7 p.m. show, which takes place on opening day of the Green Living Show.

“What’s common to all of the Green Toronto Award finalists is their extraordinary leadership, creativity and passion for a cleaner, greener Toronto. In big ways and small, they are greening our neighbourhoods, communities and businesses and helping us create a more liveable city,” said mayor Miller.

Bienstock received recognition for the Green Design Award, which acknowledges the efforts of a company, project or group working with infrastructure, architecture or industrial design. Oriole Landscaping was recognized for its efforts to reduce and sustainably manage water use and promote water conservation in its nomination for the water efficiency award.

For more information about the Green Toronto Awards, visit http://www.toronto.ca/greentorontoawards.