Due to its size, age, beauty and cultural significance, this magnificent 250-year-old red oak is recognized as a heritage tree under Forests Ontario’s Heritage Tree Program. Following Council’s direction, the City of Toronto has an agreement to purchase the property and establish the space as a parkette to preserve and showcase this beautiful example of our natural heritage. The completion of the sale is conditional upon the City fundraising $430,000 by December 12, 2020.
Herein is your answer.
As of July 13, 2020, $125,081.95 has been committed to the campaign, putting us at 29 per cent to target. It’s a good start but more help is needed if we’re to hit the target by the deadline.
Community BenefitsThe ecological, social and economic benefits inherent to preserving and fostering canopy cover are many, including reducing fine particulate matter air pollution, cooling the air by shading surfaces and releasing water vapor, providing habitat for
Preservation & Celebration
Upon achieving the fundraising target and completing the purchase, the vision is to convert the property into a local parkette with the oak tree as its primary feature. The City would do a formal landscape plan for the parkette but the inspirational rendering below illustrates what the space might look like. Donors from across the city, province and beyond have already committed to making this vision a reality, including a leadership pledge of $100,000 from Mark and Mary Cullen. Join them in celebrating this natural wonder by donating now.
This is a guest blog written by the City of Toronto