June 15, 2014
Crews return to prepare St. James Park for spring
LO members were joined by the local community on Apr. 26 to clean up the grounds of St. James Park in Toronto.
Members of Landscape Ontario returned to St. James Park in downtown Toronto on Apr. 26, along with many members of the local community. The crew cleaned up all the debris that remained after a long winter. The lawns in the park were aerated reseeded, fertilized and there was even time to redo most of the tree beds. In 2011, Landscape Ontario volunteers converged on St. James Park to refurbish the park after it was trampled by Occupy Toronto protesters. Alan White, owner of Turf Systems in Burlington and Lawn Care Sector Group Provincial Board Representative, said of the Apr. 26 event, “The only negative of the whole event was that the Gardiner Expressway was closed all day, along with Lakeshore Road, so getting in and out of downtown was a treat for all involved.”