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Canada Blooms donates flowers to City of Toronto long-term care home

The City of Toronto, Canada Blooms and Procter’s Cartage Ltd. will join forces to deliver a taste of spring to residents of Wesburn Manor, one of the City’s long-term care homes. Flowers and plants that were on display at Canada Blooms will be donated to residents of Wesburn Manor and clients of Long-Term Care Homes and Services who live independently in the community. Councillor Anthony Perruzza (Ward 8 York West), Chair of the Community Development and Recreation Committee, will join residents in a celebration to accept the donation and to thank the sponsors.

Date: Tuesday, March 25

Time: 2 p.m.

Location: Wesburn Manor, 400 The West Mall

Explore Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way at Canada Blooms

TORONTO, Ont. — The untamed west coast of Ireland has remained a hauntingly beautiful landscape, steeped in history, for centuries.

This rugged and unspoiled landscape is one of the most enchanting and culturally rich regions in the world, and Tourism Ireland launches a brand new touring route of this area in 2014, entitled the WILD ATLANTIC WAY. It is a route that winds 2,500km along stunning coastal roads, from Donegal in the North to Cork in the South.

Bringing the drama of the Wild Atlantic Way to life at Canada Blooms, Landscapes by Lucin and Tourism Ireland present a 1,400 square foot feature garden. Discover the majesty of the wild Atlantic as you travel through the Wild Atlantic Way garden, losing yourself in the adventure and excitement of the landscape as you stumble upon the old ruins of an Irish castle surrounded by the beauty of the countryside’s wildlife.

“The theme of the Canada Blooms Show 2014 is WILD and this fits perfectly with the opening of the Wild Atlantic Way,” says Jayne Shackleford, Manager of Tourism Ireland Canada. “Canada Blooms is the perfect opportunity for Canadians to discover more about this exceptional journey. A trip where you will encounter moments of magic, moments to treasure and experiences you will never forget.”

Tourism Ireland, along with Air Canada rouge, is excited to be the festival’s 2014 International Vacation partner, offering a trip for four to Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way as this year’s grand prize. The prize package includes:
• Return airfare for four to Ireland with Air Canada rouge;
• Detailed maps & itineraries of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way;
• Accommodations for seven nights & full Irish breakfast; and
• Seven-day car rental.

Enter the contest at

The Wild Atlantic Way conveniently connects with Causeway Coastal Route in Northern Ireland and is accessible via Shannon airport and is just 2.5 hours from Dublin.
For more details about the Wild Atlantic Way visit


Bouquet Battle Winner

Congratulations Jennifer Harvey!

Jennifer Harvey, of Jennifer Harvey Designs and Beleafs Home and Garden Care, is the winner of the pickOntario Bouquet Battle that was held at the Canada Blooms’ Media Event at the InterContinental Toronto Center.

After 8 minutes of floral battling, Mrs. Harvey’s bouquet received the most votes.

Be sure and come to Canada Blooms Wild! 2014 to see more of Jennifer’s work, as well as all the other talented floral artists.