Each summer we search for Toronto’s most beautiful gardens in multiple categories. Hundreds of Toronto neighbourhood gardens are nominated for a chance to win prizes.
All gardens must be visible to the public.
- Residential – Traditional may have some lawn
- Residential – Environmental/Pollinator Habitat, must have little/no lawn and are environmental/alternative gardens
- High-Density Residential, like condos and apartments
- Commercial, like non-residential businesses
- Community, like schools and churches
- selection and arrangement of plants, trees and shrubs
- design of traffic flow
- use of driveway paving and walkways
- use of stones, rocks, statuary, containers
- walls, fencing and water features
Condition and Maintenance
- cleanliness of garden and area
- free from disease and weeds
- good garden practices
- suitable ground cover
Use of Plant Material
- spacing and balance
- appropriate use of perennials and/or native species
- use of colour and texture
Residential – Environmental/Pollinator Habitat
- Mona Stephens and Richard Burroughs at 21 Harding Blvd.
- Shannon Baker at 170 Colbeck St.
- Flora Fox at 163 Gamble Ave.
Residential – Traditional
- Nancy Shanoff at 8 Wendigo Way
- Susan Mintz at 417 Northcliffe Blvd.
- Linda McCain at 46 Bennington Heights Dr.
- Camoes Square at 722 College St.
- Ravina Community Garden
- Royal Canadian Legion Branch 10 Todmorden at 1083 Pape Ave.
- Hastings Snack Bar at 5 Hastings Ave.
- Baby Point Terrace at 664 Annette St.
- Turner and Porter at 2357 Bloor St. W.
- 453-457 Indian Grove Rd.
- 117 Cosburn Ave.
- Krawchuk Lane at 928 Millwood Rd.
Award of Recognition: Livingston Road Community Garden
How to nominate
Nominations closed on July 16, 2019.