April 3, 2020
Just hours before the 2020 edition of Canada Blooms was about to open it’s doors to the public, the decision was made to cancel the 10-day festival. The cancellation came based on the recommendation of the Chief Medical Officer of Ontario in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Co-located with the National Home Show, the mood at the Enercare Centre in downtown Toronto was described by festival executive director Terry Caddo as “general disappointment.”

“The festival looked spectacular as a special effort was made to create a unique an immersive entryway and we had very unique gardens this year, specifically the largest garden in Canada Blooms history — a 7,000 square foot natural playground,” Caddo says.

The feature gardens were completely finished in time for judging of the annual Canada Blooms Feature Garden Awards (see full list of winners on page 8).

Caddo added, “We are working to help all builders with their costs and each builder will receive a promotional video of their garden on top of the general Canada Blooms video that is out. We will be exploring all avenues to ensure the 25th anniversary of Canada Blooms is back in 2021.”