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Canada Blooms 2016 Update
by Canada Blooms
October 4, 2015

Canada Blooms recognized as one of the Top Festivals in Canada

Top Events Canada has recognized Canada Blooms as one of the Top 8 Flower Festivals in Canada and one of The Top 20 Events and Festivals in Toronto. The decision on Top Events and Festivals best in Canada Events in each province and territory were researched and decided upon by travel journalists, experts on Canadian tourism, travel professionals and travel agents, Canada tourism offices, the attractions themselves, and of course, most importantly, public opinion.

Top Flower Festivals In Canada:

Presenting the Oscar Peterson Rose

The Oscar Peterson Rose is a recent release of the Canadian Artists Series honouring the special person that Mr. Peterson has been to our society. These large semi-double flowers are cream coloured in bud, have clean glossy foliage and open to a pure white with a centre of yellow stamens. It is a very good repeat bloomer and exceptionally disease resistant.

This rose, like the rest of the roses in this series, is certain to become a popular addition to many Canadian gardens and landscapes due to its outstanding beauty and cold hardiness (Zone 3).

J.C. Bakker and Sons will be supplying a number of Oscar Peterson Roses for the Canada Blooms 2016 Celebration.

Oscar Peterson was born on August 15, 1925 in Montreal, Quebec. Playing piano from a young age, he grew to become one of the foremost jazz musicians of his time. His 65 year career is highlighted by performances and recordings with many jazz greats, as well as over 300 compositions. His work has been well recognized, achieving many awards and honours, among which are eight Grammy Awards and the Governor General’s Performing Arts Award for Lifetime Achievement. Oscar Peterson passed away on December 23, 2007, but his musical legacy lives on.

HortusTV—Television for Gardeners

Launched August 17 across Canada. The web channel is dedicated to bringing the best gardening series from around the world to passionate gardeners. The subscription video service will offer access to hundreds of quality garden series in an ever-growing library, exclusive to HortusTV, streamed unlimited to your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

ortusTV truly is Television for Gardeners. Founded by a passionate gardener frustrated by our long Canadian winters and the lack of gardening series available on television, HortusTV has the goal to entertain, inform and inspire. When you can’t get into the garden, you can get into HortusTV. Visit for a free trial.

Canada Blooms is excited to welcome back the InterContinental Toronto Centre as our host hotel for 2016.

The 4-diamond InterContinental® Toronto Centre is designed to fulfill every need of the global traveler. The 586-room hotel brings together affordable luxury, ideal location, state-of-the-art technology, meeting facilities and personalized customer service.

The hotel features the exceptional Azure Restaurant & Bar and the Spa InterContinental®. Located on Front Street and connected to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the hotel overlooks scenic Lake Ontario in the heart of Toronto’s financial, shopping, theatre and restaurant districts.

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