The project is a partnership with the Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation (TPTF), a charitable foundation that attracts corporate and philanthropic support. Since the city cannot fund all park improve-
ment proposals, TPTF steps in for selected projects, ensuring that all donations go to the specific initiative. Completion could take up to three years.
“Trace Manes playground was a place where Georgia loved to play,” said her mother Jillian Walsh in kicking off the day’s events, “and so rejuvenating the park is a fitting tribute to her and to the Leaside community that rallied around our family after Georgia’s death.”
About $170,000 has been raised so far and, Walsh says, due to the success of the event there are plans to make it annual.