December 15, 2009
Landscape Ontario, in association with the Ontario Parks Association, Communities in Bloom and VIA Rail Canada will host the Mayors' Green Express on Jan. 11, at the Toronto Congress Centre.

Trains from Ottawa and one from Windsor will transport area mayors and other elected officials to Toronto for a green conference to celebrate, educate and advocate Ontario's parks and green spaces. "We are delighted to be partnering with VIA Rail in bringing together municipal leaders from across the province to our Green Forum," said Denis Flanagan, Public Relations Director for Landscape Ontario and Chair of Communities in Bloom Ontario. "We know that the networking and sharing of ideas on the enhancement and protection of green spaces results in a positive impact and benefits communities in their social, economic and environmental goals for future generations."

Last year, Landscape Ontario and Communities in Bloom began Green Forum at Canada's largest award-winning horticultural lawn and garden trade show, Congress, which annually attracts more than 12,500 trade professionals. The new initiative was a tremendous success. This year, it is expected to grow, especially with the addition of the Mayors’ Green Express. The Green Forum focuses on the exchange of information and best practices on sustainable green initiatives, allowing contractors, consultants and corporate or municipal leaders to work together to find solutions to the environmental challenges at hand.

To find out more about the annual show go to