2019 Trillium Awards recognize gardening excellence

Posted on Wednesday September 25, 2019
2019 Trillium Award Winners
The City of St. Catharines recognized more than a dozen properties that have helped beautify the community during its 2019 Trillium Awards.

The City of St. Catharines recognized more than a dozen properties that have helped beautify the community during its 2019 Trillium Awards.

During a special reception at City Hall prior to the Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 23, Mayor Walter Sendzik and members of City Council congratulated the recipients of this year’s awards. The awards program continues a tradition that dates back to 1985, recognizing residents and organizations for making the city a more beautiful place.

“There are some beautiful gardens that really help enhance our community’s image as the Garden City,” said Ilyse Norton, a horticultural technician with the City and a judge and organizer of this year’s Trillium Awards. “It is clear to see how dedicated and talented some of our residents are, and hopefully they will inspire others with some of their beautiful work.”

Mayor Sendzik presented the Mayor’s Beautification Award, sponsored by the St. Catharines Horticultural Society, to Kathy Smith, recognizing the property at 109 St. Augustine Dr. This award is presented to the best overall property. The Smith residence was recognized for showcasing a great example of sustainable gardening with raised vegetable gardens right in the property’s front yard.

“This year’s Mayor’s Award did not go to the greenest grass, or brightest begonias, it went to the most unique, inspiring, and sustainable,” said Norton.

Peter Thompstone was recognized with the Green Leader Award, sponsored by the City’s Green Advisory Committee, for making significant contributions to greening the community and inspiring others to do the same. Thompstone, a past member of the Green Advisory Committee, was a driving force behind many civic beautification projects enjoyed by residents throughout the city.

“Through his hard work and dedication – St. Catharines can continue to call itself the Garden City and continue to be a beautiful place for us all to live and play,” said Norton.

Trillium Awards were also awarded to recipients in the following categories:

Civic Beautification Award (Sponsored by the Green Advisory Committee)

Grantham Ward
Edser-Verhage residence, 19 Aquadale Dr.

Smeets residence, 71 Else St.

Merritton Ward

Jennings and Carmichael residence, 33 Marmac Dr.

Miller residence, 9 Hessford Rd.

Port Dalhousie Ward
Meester residence, 16 Cheritan Crt.
Braun residence, 40 Ann St.

St. Andrew’s Ward

Macmillan and Bacon residence, 24 Victor Blvd.

Curran and Moss residence, 74 Glenridge Ave.

St. George’s Ward
Catterall residence, 19 Island Rd.

Fisher residence, 10 Karen Ave.

St. Patrick’s Ward

Coveney residence, 7 Vollette St.

Storm and Wiley residence, 24 Queen Mary Dr.


Commercial / Industrial Property Award (Sponsored by the Green Advisory Committee)

Loud + Clear
20 Court St.

Multi-Residential Property Award

Niagara Gardens Senior Living
175-181 Niagara st.

Visit www.stcatharines.ca/TrilliumAwards for more information.

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