St. Cuthbert’s celebrates unveiling of new Bayview Garden

L-r: MP Rob Oliphant, MPP Stephanie Bowman, Trustee Rachel Chernos Lin, Committee chair Ian Beverley and the Reverend Canon Janet Read-Hockin cut the ribbon at the newly landscaped garden on Bayview.
L-r: MP Rob Oliphant, MPP Stephanie Bowman, Trustee Rachel Chernos Lin, Committee chair Ian Beverley and the Reverend Canon Janet Read-Hockin cut the ribbon at the newly landscaped garden on Bayview.

And the heavens opened!

Sunday, September 18 was the official opening for the Bayview Garden on the north side of St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside Anglican Church on Bayview Avenue.

Many braved the rain for the outdoor ceremony.  The Hon. Rob Oliphant, MP Don Valley West, Stephanie Bowman, MPP Don Valley West, and Trustee Rachel Chernos Lin shared an umbrella as they observed the official ribbon cutting by Bayview Garden Committee Chair Ian Beverley and St. Cuthbert’s, Leaside incumbent, the Rev. Canon Janet Read-Hockin.

Luckily, there was an opportunity to chat, mingle and munch away from the rain inside after the ceremony.

When you are on a Bayview stroll, make a point of stopping by this restful and peaceful garden we want to share with our community.  There’s a fountain, benches, and of course, beautiful native plants.

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Lorna Krawchuk is publisher of Leaside Life. She is actively involved in St. Cuthbert’s Church. Her volunteer activities with the Leaside Property Owners’ Association led to her being elected a Councillor in the Borough of East York for 9 years before amalgamation in 1998. She also held a variety of volunteer leadership positions with the Girl Guides of Canada for over 30 years. Lorna has been a Leasider since 1968.