Streetscapes in Bloom
These three gardens have been nominated for the 2016 Streetscapes in Bloom competition.
- 340 Carlton Street (corner of Rawling)
- 315 Wellesley Street East
- 112 Winchester Street (corner of Sackville)
The winner will be announced at the CPA fall meeting (date to be announced).
Streetscapes are in Bloom!
For several years now, the CPA has run a friendly competition called “Streetscapes in Bloom”. Through this program, the CPA presents an award to a homeowner whose garden has been deemed the best of the competition. Any garden can be nominated by a resident of Cabbagetown.
The annual winner receives an original watercolour of his or her garden done by a local artist, plus an art glass medallion from Kitras Glass and a wrought iron garden crook.
As you walk through the neighbourhood, spot the glass medallions indicating former winners!
A formal presentation takes place at the Fall Public Meeting of the CPA.
In 1996, a pan-Canadian competition called “Communities in Bloom” was initiated. The garden group from 90-98 Winchester Street was nominated and won a “designated site” award as part of a local community project category.
These homeowners are proud to have been a part of the competition, to have been nominated by appreciative neighbours, and to have won such an honour.
The city of Toronto won the award for Best Capital City in the nation.
In 1997 the CPA began presenting the annual “Streetscapes in Bloom” Awards.
Criteria For the Gardens
The judging panel, composed of past winners and members of the CPA Board, visit the nominated gardens four times over the months of June, July, August and September. The categories are:
- plant material (annuals, perennials, shrubs, evergreens, biodiversity, sustainability),
- hard landscaping (paving material, water feature, sculptures, fences, lighting),
- landscape design (path system, winter interest, containers),
- execution (manicured, weeded, tended, cared for), and
- overall Impression.
Points are given in each category then tallied at the end and a winner decided.
|1996||90-98 Winchester Street|
|1997||123 Winchester Street|
|1998||94 Amelia Street|
|1999||31 Spruce Street|
|2000||419 Wellesley Street|
|2001||331 Wellesley Street|
|2002||76 Amelia Street|
|2003||60 Spruce Street|
|2004||334 Carlton Street|
|2005||2 Geneva Avenue|
|2006||28 Amelia Street|
|2007||5-7 Geneva Street|
|2008||308 Carlton Street|
|2009||368 Wellesley Street and 118 Winchester (tie)|
|2010||18 Metcalfe Street|
|2011||274 Carlton Street|
|2012||270 Carlton Street and 427 Sackville Street (tie)|
|2013||403 Sackville Street|
|2014||62 Amelia Street|
|2015||19 Amelia Street|