News Release
May 10, 2024

The City of Toronto is planting a new opportunity to honour and celebrate local gardens that are breathtakingly brilliant and perennial favourites in the 22nd edition of the Toronto Garden Contest.

Nominations will be accepted across various categories spanning residential gardens, pollinator gardens, community gardens and commercial gardens until Monday, July 8.

Residents can submit their own garden or nominate one in their community. Excellence in the areas of design, landscaping, use of plant material and overall condition/maintenance contribute to the winner’s being selected. Winners will be notified by mail and recognized at an award ceremony in fall 2024.

Residents can dig deeper into the contest and submit nominations on the City’s Garden Contest webpage.


“Toronto’s private and public gardens make the city more vibrant and enchanting. I applaud all who share their gardens with us and encourage residents to share their favourites for this contest.”

– Mayor Olivia Chow

Toronto is home to more than three million people whose diversity and experiences make this great city Canada’s leading economic engine and one of the world’s most diverse and livable cities. As the fourth largest city in North America, Toronto is a global leader in technology, finance, film, music, culture and innovation and climate action, and consistently places at the top of international rankings due to investments championed by its government, residents and businesses. For more information visit the City’s website or follow us on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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