Sakura season in Toronto might have come and gone, but Markham is about to get another look at the ephemeral blooms.
The City of Markham will receive a donation of 80 Japanese Sakura trees this Saturday, June 24, through the Trees for Tomorrow program and from various Japanese donors to celebrate the 90th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan.
According to a release from the City of Markham, Sakura is an important, symbolic flower in Japan that represents the beauty and fragility of life.
The floral trees have been planted at three locations across the City: 15 trees at Milne Dam Conservation Park, 40 trees at Rougeside Promenade, and 25 trees at the Markham Civic Centre for residents to enjoy.
Sixty-five of the trees were generously donated by the Supporters of Rotary International in Japan, Toronto Sakura Project Committee, Tokyo All-Fashion Society, and Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.
This Saturday the public is invited to attend the Sakura tree donation ceremony which will take place at the Markham Civic Centre amphitheatre.
When: June 23
Time: 3 pm to 4 pm
Where: Markham Civic Centre, 101 Town Centre Boulevard
Price: No cost to attend