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Plants, trees, gardens and green space are shared spaces that sustain wild life and helps make better neighbourhoods. This project recognizes that Bloordale’s renewed streetscape necessitated the removal of all mature trees growing in planters.

Invitation to collect and share plants, leaves and flowers gathered from your local gardens, orphaned spaces, roadsides and sidewalk cracks, corner stores, garden centers and horticultural institutions. The plants will be used to create a Bloor Street banner.

The project focuses attention and close looking at plants, trees, gardensand green space as shared space that sustain wild life and helps make better neighbourhoods. It also recognizes that Bloordale’s renewed streetscape necessitated the removal of all mature trees growing in planters. New trees have been planted in more sustainable in-ground tree pits and will eventual grow and provide more color, shade and all the other important things trees do. For now, the general area lacks trees and gardens: on aerial maps Bloordale is recognized for its limited tree canopy. This project will introduce colour while being a reminder that trees and gardens make a more livable neighbourhood and city: environmentally, visually, economically and socially.

The banners will be installed as part of JOY at the BIG on Bloor Festival.

Image: Leaves and plants collected from contested railway lands where proposed Metrolinx Superbridge site intersects the PC rail line that transports rude oil, toxic substances and radioactive material through the middle of the city. Dupont Street just west of Lansdowne Ave.

More information: dyan@dyanmarie.com with Bloordale BIA / BIG / Government of Ontario / toronto.100in1day.ca

Image: Leaves and plants from contested railway lands where proposed Metrolinx Superbridge site intersects the PC rail line that transports rude oil, toxic substances and radioactive material through the middle of the city. Dupont Street just west of Lansdowne Ave.


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