Inauguration of the CSL Library Demonstration Garden and Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway

Côte Saint-Luc, May 26, 2014 – The inauguration of the CSL Library Demonstration Garden and Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway will take place on Sunday, June 8 from 11 am to 2 pm at the newly constructed demonstration garden, located behind the Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library (5851 Cavendish Boulevard). Mayor Anthony Housefather will be on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony, which takes place at 11 am.

“This garden is an important component of the city-wide urban agriculture initiative launched last year and it is a perfect fit with the library’s mission of discovery and exploration”, says Mayor Anthony Housefather. “This vegetable garden is a space where people can learn a variety of gardening techniques through hands on experience.”

The Demonstration Garden has benefited from a $2250 grant from the TD Friends of the Environment Foundation.

Lots of urban agriculture related activities will take place during the inauguration, including the Second Annual Great Tomato Plant Giveaway. Four hundred tomato plants will be distributed to the first 400 residents to visit the Demonstration Garden (one plant per household and proof of CSL residency required). Residents will also be able to sign up for gardening classes offered at the library, sign up for a space at the community gardens, learn about the seed library and take a tour of the demonstration garden. Kid-friendly activities are also planned.

“After the difficult winter we have just endured, urban agriculture is a wonderful excuse to spend more time outdoors”, said Councillor Allan J. Levine, who is the councillor responsible for urban agriculture. “We are hoping that all residents participate in this activity, in whatever manner suits them. And if someone isn’t sure that urban agriculture is for them, they can start by volunteering to help maintain the demonstration garden. They will learn all the essentials while helping out their community.”


For more information, contact: Janine West, Director, Eleanor London Côte Saint-Luc Public Library, 514-485-6900 ext. 4202 or


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Media contact: Darryl Levine, Director of Public Affairs and Communications, 514-485-8905,

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