St. Joe's Green Thumbs Up! Fundraiser

Published on May 12, 2020

Launch of Easy, Curbside Flower Pick-Up In Support of Ontario Growers
CTi International Presents 2 Weekends of Safe, Restorative Gardening Fun

Toronto, ONT. CTi International is partnering with two storied local Ontario flower growers for two
green-thumbed weekends in the month of May. The proceeds will support St. Joseph’s Health Center
efforts to serve the west end of Toronto during COVID-19. 

Safety, convenience and joy are at the heart of this program. As Premier Doug Ford recently told
reporters, “There is nothing beer than a beautiful, beautiful garden with flowers” to ease worry, help
you destress and promote a reconnection with nature.

That’s why we’re making it easy to pick out and pick up your blooms, helping customers maintain
physical distance and strengthen their peace of mind with fresh flowers and plants for their homes and
backyards.

Browse our brand-new website, pick out your blooms, select a pick-up me slot and pay with a few easy
clicks. Then stop by 86 Six Point Road in Toronto, ON., show your confirmation through your window and
your friendly neighbourhood flower enthusiast will drop your blooms off right in the truck of your car.
Our team will have protective masks, gloves and volunteers on site to ensure all physical distancing
guidelines are followed. It’s that simple. 

Along with their blooms, customers will also be growing hope: purchases will help support the
exceptional St. Joseph’s Health Center Fountain in their efforts to raise money for the increased
COVID-19 inbound patient care. 

Local Ontario flower growers are weathering an unprecedented storm as the world navigates the impact
of COVID-19. The struggling economy and new rules to ensure safety and distancing protocols have led
to many reduced or canceled orders. The product — fragile, transient flowers and plants — have been
planned, nurtured and grown for many months, and cannot be delayed or rescheduled.

Horticulture is an important part of the Ontario economy, and CTi is committed to supping growers as
they support the mental and emotional well-being of our community.

About CTi:

  • Top manufacturer of upgraded plastic garden planters shipping throughout North America.


    Get To Know Our Growers

    Bradford Greenhouses product featured (Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17)

    This family owned greenhouse is one of Ontario’s largest greenhouses in Ontario and is run by the
    Ferragine family. Shipping to major retailers as well as their two garden centers ( in Bradford and Barrie )
    they service a wide range of Wholesale and Retail clients. The family business has been growing since
    1961 and we are proud to offer their select range of ready to pick up products.


    Jeffery’s Greenhouses product featured (Saturday May 23 – Sunday May 24)

    This third generation family run greenhouse has grown and thrived since 1933. This Ontario grower is
    located in St. Catherine's is a wholesale grower who sells to big box stores. Primarily focused on bedding
    plants, and run a year long business changing what they grow to prepare for the upcoming season.