Rainbow trees are sprouting up across Toronto to honour frontline workers

May 5 2020, 7:05 am

In honour of frontline workers, and in support of a local food charity, rainbow trees are sprouting up across Toronto.

The Rainbow Revolution was launched by local foundation Abbey’s Goal, and is working to spread joy and give back to the community during these times.

Kits filled with the supplies needed to deck out your street’s trees in all the colours of the rainbow are being offered for donation to Abbey’s Goal, with all the proceeds from the packages going to The Stop Community Food Centre.

The intention behind the revolution is to “spread love,” and to show appreciation for “essential workers, health heroes and of course each other during this time apart,” according to Abbey’s Goal.

Tree kits are available for pick-up in Etobicoke, with a suggested donation of $20 per kit for orders of under five, and $10 per kit for orders over five kits. To place an order, you can text 647-278-5140 and donate online.

In the meantime, take a gander through this virtual neighbourhood to see how bright and beautiful the rainbow trees (and lamp posts, and porch pillars) are making the streets:

 

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