July 15, 2009
A few members of LO had a chance to show off their skills during the Junior League of Toronto’s Showcase in the month of May, involving a top-to-bottom makeover of the historic McLean House.

The event is the organization’s major fundraiser, as visitors paid to tour the finished home that was refurbished by “Toronto’s finest designers.”

LO member Connie Cadotte CLD was one of 47 designers involved in the event that was a joint venture between the Junior League and the Interior Designers of Ontario.

Along with touring the house, located within The Estates of Sunnybrook, there were many presentations over the course of the May showcase. Cadotte spoke on Sustainable Landscapes from Installation to Maintenance.

The Junior League of Toronto is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

Cadotte handled the garden design and had help involving construction and material donations. Donors include Beaver Valley Stone, Blue Sky Nursery, Luna Lighting, Sheridan Nurseries, Unilock, Camilla House Imports, JB Stonework, Jules Pietras Sculptor and Kingsway Landscape Contractors.