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Leaside Garden Society

District 5

About Us

Founded in 1986, The Leaside Garden Society's mission is to establish a friendly meeting place to share, encourage, award and educate on the fundamental values and principles of gardening, concerns about the environment, and to create a horticultural legacy within the community and to be to be an inspiration for gardening everywhere.

Territorial Acknowledgement:

The Leaside Garden Society acknowledges that Toronto, or T’karonto, and the land where we live and garden, is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishinaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and the Wendat peoples.

We respectfully acknowledge the stewardship of this land by many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples and the continuing presence of Indigenous peoples from across Turtle Island. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work, live, learn and garden on this land.

Acknowledging this reminds us that as gardeners we have a responsibility to teach respect and restoration of the land as Indigenous peoples have been doing for thousands of years.

In the spirit of reconciliation, you might consider donating to support the essential provision of clean drinking water for Indigenous peoples in Ontario, for example through https://waterfirst.ngo/

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Our general meeting location is:

Leaside Library
165 McRae Drive
Leaside M4G 1S8
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The fee to join our society is:

$25 single, $30 family

Society Contacts:
Title First/Last Name Email Phone
Co-President Nora Campbell leaside@gardenontario.org 416-481-8919‬
Co-President Joanna Blanchard leaside@gardenontario.org 416-422-0538
General Information:

In person meetings are usually held on the second Thursday of the month, at the Leaside Library, 165 McRae Drive, and begin at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments are available prior to the meeting, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

However, due to the COVID-19 situation, our in-person meetings have been on hold indefinitely. Our members will still be able to hear and see our speakers in "virtual meetings", via Zoom starting at 7:00 p.m. Details regarding connecting are provided to members prior to each meeting.

Guests are welcome at our meetings, contact us for more information.

Event Schedule:
Event Name Date/Time Location Description
Dwarf & Unusual Evergreens in the Landscape Thursday, September 14, 2023 via Zoom (link will be sent out to you) Guest Speaker: Jim Lounsbery
Annual Flower Show Saturday, September 16, 2023 at 12:30-3:30pm Leaside Library open to the public
Leaside: A Garden City Thursday, October 12, 2023 Leaside Library doors open at 6:30pm, Meeting starts at 7pm (165 McRae) Guest Speaker: Joanna Blanchard
Annual General Meeting Thursday, November 9, 2023 Leaside United Church Awards, door prizes, and a special presentation!
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