I was very pleased once again to co-host the annual Maisons Fleuries Contest Awards Ceremony, along with Councillor Sidney Benizr as we recognized excellence in floral arrangements This year we switched up the format. A dessert reception was held at City Hall before the ceremony, which took place in the council chamber prior to our monthly public meeting rather than the standalone event we have organized in previous years.
Awards were presented in five categories: single family and semi-detached dwellings; duplexes; townhouses ; highrise (apartment and condominiums); and institutions (church, hospital and synagogue).
In another change to our format we announced all winners by district.
For District 2 here were the results.
1st place 5720 Park Place – Dong Chun and Bing Zhao
1st place 6562 Kildare – Harry and Gloria Freedman.
2nd place 6532 Mackle – Terry Wolkove and Gerry Trager
3rd place 6602 Mackle – Sandra Raphael and Robert Lubarsky
3rd place 6604 Mackle – Carole Tauer
1st place 5840 Marc Chagall – Le Bellagio
2nd place 5700 Rembrandt – L’Hermitage Condominiums
3rd place 6500 Mackle – Le Rothchild #1
Thanks to Maisons Fleuries coordinator Laura Trihas, Parks and Recreation Director Cornelia Ziga, the judges and of course our wonderful photographer Rami Negev.