City honours green thumbs with 31st annual Trillium Awards

Posted on Wednesday October 07, 2015

Oct. 8, 2015 – The City of St. Catharines recognized its greenest thumbs last night during the 31st annual Trillium Awards.

Mayor Walter Sendzik and the City applauded 26 recipients from across St. Catharines who truly put the garden into Garden City. The Trillium Awards honour residents and organizations for their work in making St. Catharines a more beautiful, green and friendly place.

"These gardens play an important role in creating visual beauty in our neighbourhoods and enhance our image as the Garden City," said Mayor Sendzik.

St. Catharines has long been known as the Garden City. Mayor Sendzik said the City’s new Strategic Plan includes a focus on sustainability and goals that continue to green St. Catharines. One of the Strategic Plan’s objectives is to support environmental sustainability by creating more community gardens, promoting water conservation and enhancing the urban tree canopy.

"St. Catharines residents can play an important role in greening our city by beginning with their own yards and gardens. The nominees and recipients of the Trillium Awards show us how it can be done. I congratulate all our Trillium Award nominees and award recipients and thank everyone for their hard work in making St. Catharines a more beautiful, sustainable and more green place to live."

The City received more than 200 nominations. Judges visited properties in August and ranked entries based on use of colour, garden maintenance, use of plant and landscape material, as well as how the properties fit in with the existing landscapes. Visit for more information


2015 Trillium Award Winners

Mayor’s Award – Most Outstanding Landscape
20 Christie St. Young Residence

Residential Garden Awards
Sponsored By: St. Catharines Horticultural Society
1stplace 60 Beachview Dr. Slamka Residence
2ndplace 30 Marsdale Dr. Altseimer Residence
3rd place 4 Philpark Rd. Thornburn Residence

Industrial/Commercial Property Winner
Sponsored By: M.K. Rittenhouse & Sons Ltd
1stplace 37 Henrietta St. Ridley Gate Manor Bed and Breakfast
2nd place 91 Lakeshore Rd. St. John Ukrainian Catholic Church

Entrance/Doorway Planting
Sponsored By: Dykstra Landscaping
1stplace 16 Duncan Dr. Kennedy Residence
2ndplace 58 Chaplin Ave. Wasylowich Residence
3rd place 215 Lockhart Dr. Guerra Residence

Significant or Specimen Tree
Sponsored By: Ziraldo Tree Moving Inc.
20 Leawood Court Rigby Residence
Tree type: Dawn Redwood
Height: 25.8 metres
Girth: 2.4 metres

Civic Beautification Awards
Sponsored By: The City of St. Catharines

Port Dalhousie Ward
18 Christie St. Janda Residence
61 Bayview Dr. Corney Residence

St. George’s Ward
74 Facer St. Petito Residence
28 Myrtle Ave. Wilson Residence

Merritton Ward
10 Valencia St. Rose Residence
38 Lincoln Ave. PBG Group

Grantham Ward
15 Woodgarden Court Chassie Residence
28 Spring Garden Blvd. Stob Residence

St. Andrew’s Ward
26 Riverview Blvd. Mauthe Residence
32 Glenridge Ave. Miles Residence

St. Patrick’s Ward
14 St. Patrick St. Durksen residence
117 Louisa St. Roberts residence

Green Committee Awards
Sponsored By: St. Catharines Green Committee

Eco Award
1st place 18 Peel St. Tassonyi Residence
2nd place 11 Waverley Rd. Falconer Residence
3rd place 169 Main St. Ewanochko Residence

Edible Landscape Award
186 James St. Gilmore Residence

Green Leadership Award
Donna Van Weenen


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