Today PLANT partner Mary Tremain was proud to take part in a ceremony honouring the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden’s Award of Excellence from the International Downtown Association. In 2018 the Peace Garden PLANT designed for Toronto’s Dundas Roncesvalles neighbourhood was the only Canadian project to win this international award for improvements to public space. Organized by the Friends of Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden and the Roncesvalles Village BIA, today’s ceremony involved a shared planting and the exchange of sacred tobacco seeds with a Mississaugas of the Credit representative and the conferring of IDA plaques on the BIA and the City of Toronto. A class of Grade 7 students from Fern Public School who had participated last fall in planting Tulips for Peace in the Peace Garden was on hand at the ceremony to see their tulips in bloom. Congratulations to all involved in making this small, ‘leftover’ piece of land such a successful community project!