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We Broke Ground!

Published on December 07, 2008

Students from Earl Beatty Public School plant white pines on the site Students from Earl Beatty Public School plant white pines on the site

Today we took a huge step forward in turning the project into reality. Despite falling snow and temperatures that felt like –13°C, over 200 community members came out to mark our official groundbreaking.

Oyez! David McKee, Brantford Town Crier reads out the official announcement Oyez! David McKee, Brantford Town Crier reads out the official announcement

Evergreen staff joined with Jim Flaherty, Federal Minister of Finance; Aileen Carroll, Ontario Minister of Culture; David Miller, Mayor of the City of Toronto; David Pecaut, Chair of Toronto City Summit Alliance; Bill Downe, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMO Financial Group and students from Cassandra Public School to celebrate our collaboration and to plant trees signaling the official start of construction.

Organic tomato soup, hot chocolate and fresh corn bread muffins kept us warm, as did our excitement about the future of the project. Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate with us.