From August 5th – 8th, Fleurs de Villes: Bloor-Yorkville welcomed the community to explore the neighbourhood in a safe and responsible way. We wish to thank everyone who took the time to walk our floral trail, admire the creative works of art, and stop by the florist market stalls. The uplifting event brought 30 one-of-a-kind floral installations to every corner of Bloor-Yorkville and proved to be a fantastic success during what’s been an incredibly difficult year. We’re happy to announce we will be bringing this Annual Event back to Bloor-Yorkville next year to coincide with the week of Mother’s Day. The event was originally planned to take place over Mother’s Day for 2020, but was postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Fleurs de Villes: Chien
One of the most playful exhibits within the event was the Chien displays at Yorkville Village. Presented by National Bank, this homage to our four-legged-friends had florists creating sheep dogs, poodles, fire hydrants and more! Guests even brought their own pups out to pose alongside their floral counterparts.
Flower Market Stalls:
As a fantastic way to wrap up the 5-day event, 11 different flower market stalls were set up around the neighbourhood on the last day of the event. To bring part of the joy of the event back home, florists were creating fresh bouquets on site. This was a way to meet and discover some of our talented florists and gardeners while supporting Breast Cancer Canada , and, of course, bringing a one-of-a-kind bouquet back home or to a loved one. Each stall was located outdoors along Yorkville Ave, Yorkville Lane, as well as outside Pusateri’s, Manulife Centre, and Hudson’s Bay Centre. Thank you to Ontario Flower Growers for helping make this initiative possible.
Charity components are important elements of each event that we host or produce. Along with market stall proceeds, Fleurs de Villes: Bloor-Yorkville lent support to Breast Cancer Canada with a gorgeous mannequin and a “tap to donate” machine set up in Yorkville Village. Proceeds from the flower market stalls were also donated to this important cause.
Media Partners & Event Sponsors
We are incredibly grateful for the generous support of the many media and partners and Event Sponsors that contributed to the success of this initiative. We truly saw the community come alive with excitement and gratitude in a socially-responsible way. Thank you to the following partners:
Alfa Romeo of Toronto
Toronto Botanical Garden
EATALY x Aperol
122-124 Cumberland Street
Hudson’s Bay Centre
Kim Crawford Wine
Ontario Flower Growers
Toronto Flower Market
Toronto Star – The Kit
Wedding Bells Magazine
If you missed this year’s event, be sure to browse the gallery below! There are also over 300 #fdvBloorYorkville tags on Instagram, giving you more than enough content to hold you over until next season!