The City of St. Catharines has announced the winners of its annual Trillium Awards, which recognize property owners who create luscious landscapes using their front yards and gardens to beautify their community. A total of 15 awards are presented each year, including Civic Beautification Awards granted in each ward, the Community Choice Award selected through an online vote, and a Green Leader Award, recognizing environmentally friendly yards. Additionally, the Mayor’s Award was presented to the top garden out of all of the nominations.
The 2023 Mayor’s Award was issued to Bill Wade for their property at 19 Woodcrest Drive.
The Green Leader Award was issued to Haig Neighbours because they are an active neighbourhood association that has been involved in numerous greening initiatives. They have started a community garden at 91 York Street, run community events and parties at the garden, run a “pay what you can” produce market, planted pollinator gardens and are doing an ongoing tree planting campaign in the neighbourhood, among other contributions.
The Community’s Choice Award was issued to Kate Dennison for their property at 6 Mary Street.
The following properties were recognized with Civic Beautification Awards. St. Andrew’s Ward – Klaas Wester and Terezinha Mizeeski for their property at 1023 Mac Turnbull Drive
-Steven and Paula Ratkovsky for their property at 7 Rockcliffe Road Merriton Ward
– Jordan Batrynchuk and Taylor Lewis for their property at 26 Battersea Avenue
-Debbie Janes for their property at 86 Carriage Road St. George’s Ward
-The property at 5 Wakelin Terrace
-John Randolph and Patricia Lynn Golob for their property at 19 Gormley Crescent Grantham Ward
-Henry Perry for their property at 26 Costen Boulevard
-Kelly and Darren Vanstone for their property at 13 White Street St. Patrick’s Ward
-Niagara North Condominium Corp. for its property at 141 Church Street
-Alexander and Elizabeth Wasylowich for their property at 58 Chaplin Avenue Port Dalhousie Ward
-Ray and Tanya Gagne for their property at 43 Dalhousie Avenue
-John and Barbara Rawcliffe for their property at 14 Vanier Court