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Streetscape Mississauga 2010: Front Garden Contest Returns and Grows

May 17, 2010

Streetscape 2010, Mississauga's residential front garden contest has returned for a second year. The contest - a successful partnership between the City of Mississauga and local horticultural societies - is open to all residents, and invites entries in three classes: large, small and new this year, townhouse gardens.

"The contest is for all experience levels, from the beginner to the seasoned gardener," said Streetscape Co-Chair, Maureen Ricker. "You don't need to be an expert to enter. We welcome every type of garden, so whatever your style, this is your opportunity to share your passion and showcase what you have created. We are particularly pleased to offer a separate class for townhouses this year. It takes a lot of creativity to work with a small space, and we wanted to recognize that."

"Streetscape Mississauga fosters civic pride, environmental responsibility and beautification," said John Lohuis, director of Recreation and Parks. "By working with affiliated horticultural groups and residents, the city is furthering its goals by connecting to our natural environment."

Contest Details:

The contest is open to all Mississauga residents and focuses on front gardens only. There are three garden categories: large garden – frontage of 51ft. (15.5m) or larger; small garden – frontage of 50ft. (15.2m) or smaller; and townhouse garden – any size.

Gardens will be judged by volunteers from local horticultural societies, and will be evaluated on visual appeal, overall design, general maintenance and originality. Judging will start June 25, 2010 and run through to the end of July. Prizes will be awarded to the top three gardens in the large and small classes, and to the best townhouse garden.

How to enter:

The entry period is from May 18 - June 18, 2010. Entry forms and contest details are in the Streetscape brochure, available at community centres, libraries and local nurseries. Other entry options include:


Online: www.mississauga.ca/blooms

Mail:

City of Mississauga
Recreation and Parks
201 City Centre Drive 9th Floor
Mississauga, Ontario L5B 2T4
Attention: Hazel McColl, Community Development Coordinator

Fax: 905-615-3469

As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 730,000 residents and 55,000 businesses, including 61 Fortune 500 companies with Canadian head offices or major divisional head offices. A diverse, progressive and award-winning municipality located on the shores of Lake Ontario in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area, Mississauga is one of Greater Toronto's Top 90 Employers for 2010. Enhancing its citizens’ quality of life by providing superior services, revitalizing its infrastructure and conserving the environment, Mississauga is committed to innovation, operational excellence and fiscal responsibility which is reflected in its motto: "Leading Today for Tomorrow."


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