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Grow Up! Toronto
Grow Up! Toronto
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Scarborough, ON, CA
Climate zone:
Cool Temperate

Dietmar Benedetti Huseyin Aydin
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Grow Up! Toronto

Project Type

Urban, Residential, Demonstration, Educational, Political

Project Summary

Battling for Urban Biodiversity in Toronto, Ontario. Seeking legal and financial assistance with legal challenge of bad bylaws that are used to discourage lawnlessness. Please join my Grow Up! Toronto campaign at www.GreenEvolutionSite.com

Project Description

This property consists of a front yard & boulevard native plant meadow and a rear/side yards urban plot woodland.

I began adding native species in earnest @1994.  In August 2007 at the height of the longest drought to hit Toronto in over 50 years, city forces cut the front yard & boulevard to the ground without warning...drastically reducing the 200+ species.

I have launched a legal challenge to Toronto's long grass & weed bylaw (neither of which were present), which has yet to reach the courts.

Meanwhile, despite official policies promoting biodiversity, Toronto bylaw officers continue to harass those who choose to grow lawnless.

In 2013 I launched Grow Up! Toronto to oppose their predilictions toward an 8 inch (20 cm) height limit on vegetation. 




Toronto, after issuing an apology and a promise to cease further action against my property, once again attempted to force the cutting of my native plant garden only months after settling a lawsuit on the issue.

Posted over 9 years ago (1 comments)
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