Fleurs de Villes FEMMES to debut in Bloor-Yorkville

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We’re thrilled to welcome you back to our third annual Fleurs de Villes: Bloor-Yorkville initiative. The theme this year is FEMMES, celebrating culturally, politically, and historically significant women. This is a one-of-a-kind, floral event bringing together some of Toronto’s top floral talent, local businesses, and the general public. Just in time for Mother’s Day, we invite you to walk our curated floral trail anytime from May 4th – May 8th, discovering one-of-a-kind floral mannequins, installations, workshops, and market stalls! Guests can walk the floral trail daily from 10 am – 9 pm.

Toronto’s Top Floral Talent Showcased in Bloor-Yorkville Floral Trail

Charity components are a major part of our annual events. Fleurs de Villes FEMMES: Bloor-Yorkville is pleased to support  Breast Cancer Research Foundation who will be fundraising during this event. We encourage guests to stop by their tent, which will be located within the Village of Yorkville Park and consider making a donation to this important charity.

Fleurs de Villes Pop-Up Floral Installations:

We invite you to begin your floral trail journey at the Manulife Centre (55 Bloor Street West). You will be able to pick up a printed map, at the concierge desk, or download the details to your smartphone (details on how to do this will be provided via on-site signage). There will also be QR codes at each display, allowing you to access the map at any location.

 

Celebrate Remarkable Women with Fleurs de Villes FEMMES

The journey will lead you to discover over 35 creative displays placed throughout the neighbourhood, popping up where you least expect them! You will spot everything from mannequins, floral doorways, swing sets, unique window displays, and much more. Don’t forget to spot the 16 FEMMES mannequins, which will include Princess Diana, Canada’s own Catherine O’Hara, Betty White and more!  Details on each specific display location can be found online here.

Fleurs de Villes would not be possible without the incredibly talented local florists who lend their time and creative visions to this event:

De Novo, Dereves Floral, Florigens Design, Folha, Fresh Floral Creations, Blooming Flower Bar, Hana Floral Designs, Henna Florist, Lena’s Floral Designs, May Flowers, Mona Lisa Florist, Moooi Fleur, The FLoral Studio, Olivia’s Garden, PISTIL Flowers, Pop-Up Flower Shop, Pyrus Floral Design, The Florium, VOGUE Weddings Decor, Wild Flowers, Zuhoor Designs.

Fleurs de Villes Special Events:

Back by Popular Demand: Fleurs de Villes Chien

It’s no secret that the Bloor-Yorkville community has a love for its puppy counterparts. Back by popular demand is the Fleurs de Villes Chien exhibit, taking place at Yorkville Village, 55 Avenue Road (lower level at The Oval). These installations are available for viewing May 4th – 7th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM and May 8th from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM. Along with the 6 adorable poochies, you’ll spot a floral mannequin dedicated to animal lover and icon, Betty White.This year, there will be a special floral perch just for your pups, so make sure to bring them in for their photo opp!

Flower Market

Discover our fresh flower market stalls, placed throughout the neighbourhood on May 7th from 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM. Stop by the following locations to bring some joy back to your home, perfectly timed for Mother’s Day:Manulife CentrePusateri’sThe ColonnadeYorkville LaneVillage of Yorkville Park78 Yorkville Ave

Musical Moments

New this year, we present Musical Moments taking place on the Saturday and Sunday of the event. As you follow the floral trail, you’ll discover a musicians stationed throughout the community between 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM (weather permitting). Below is the artists schedules:

 

Candice Sand:
May 7th – Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland St.
May 8th –  The Colonnade, 131 Bloor St. W.

Cella:
May 7th – Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W.
May 8th –  Village of Yorkville Park, 115 Cumberland St.

Rob Tardik with Sandra Bouza
May 7th – The Colonnade, 131 Bloor St. W.
May 8th – Manulife Centre, 55 Bloor St. W.

Learn more about Musical Moments and the artists who are performing.

Jardin – Floral Workshop

New this year is our Jardin experience hosted at the Manulife Centre. This is an opportunity to enjoy new workshops and demonstrations. Learn to create floral works of art, learn new things, and meet new people in this hands-on series! This initiative is taking place May 4-8 from 12-4pm on Level 1 of Manulife Centre. Tickets for Jardin go on sale mid-April at fleursdevilles.eventbrite.ca

Fleurs de Villes Partners:

We would like to thank the generous sponsors who have taken part in this initiative: , Cibo Wine Bar, The Colonnade, Eataly, Holt Renfrew, The Holt Renfrew Centre, Hot Docs, Ketel One Botanical, La Canadienne, Manulife Centre, Minto Apartments, Park Hyatt, Pusateris, Royal de Versailles, Slate, The Hazelton Hotel, Yorkville Lane, Yorkville Village.

Media partners include: CHUM 104.5, Virgin Radio 99.9, and the Toronto Star.

For more information, including specific locations of each display, please visit our Bloor-Yorkville Fleurs de Villes website. You can also visit our Facebook Event Page and indicate your interest in the event.

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