Roncesvalles Heritage Tree Ceremony

Rain did not deter the celebration as we unveiled the HERITAGE TREE plaque on a much loved community silver maple on Roncesvalles Street in Toronto.  Two local Municipal Councilors, a handful of well wishers, Mary Wiens from the CBC and a couple of reporters braved the weather to take part.


Located on the east side of Roncesvalles Ave. just south of St. Vincent de Paul Roman Catholic Church, the pride of the neighbourhood a much loved silver maple 11 meters tall, with a circumference of 320 centimetres. This tree at 125 is believed to be the oldest commercial tree in the city.   During recent construction special flexible pavers were laid to give the roots breathing room.  Wouldn’t it be nice if all street trees could enjoy this?

Unique to the Heritage Tree nomination process a nomination video was made by Karyn Klaire Koski & the TDSB Grade 11 Internship Program