May 18, 2011
Streetscape 2011, Mississauga's residential front garden contest has returned for a third
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 townhouse gardens.
"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."
The contest is open to all Mississauga residents and is limited to front gardens. There are
three garden classes: 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
24, 2011 and run through to early August. Prizes will be awarded to the top three gardens in
each class: large garden, small garden and townhouse garden.
"We are anticipating a bigger and better contest this year," said Streetscape
Co-Chair, Maureen Ricker. "Last year, our winners came from every corner of the city, so
we know that there are beautiful gardens in every community. We would also like to encourage
previous entrants to try again, as every year is different. We welcome every style of garden
and all levels of expertise. In fact, the winner of our very first townhouse garden contest was
a brand new gardener. We don't want people to feel shy about entering - everyone has an equal
chance of winning."
How to Enter:
The entry period is from May 18 - June 17, 2011. Entry forms and contest details are in the
Streetscape brochure, available at community centres, libraries and local nurseries or you can
enter online at www.mississauga.ca/blooms.
For complete contest rules and further information on Streetscape Mississauga 2011, please
visit www.mississauga.ca/blooms or
call 905-615-3200, ext. 3407.
As Canada's sixth largest city, Mississauga is home to 734,000 residents and 55,000
businesses, including 63 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 "Leading Today for
Tomorrow" by focussing on delivering services, implementing its Strategic Plan, delivering
value for money, maintaining infrastructure and continuing to be an employer of choice.
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Public Affairs Consultant