Toronto’s flower shops will open in their spring colours on Friday as the city’s summer season opens.
But before they can open, the city is holding a special “Festival of Flowers” on Wednesday at Yonge Street and Dundas Street West.
“The flower shops are open for business and will continue to be open throughout the season, so you’ll be able to find them in their usual flower colors and their regular seasons,” said Mayor Rob Ford.
The festival will feature art installations, performances and a variety of events, including a live jazz band.
The city will also be hosting a festival of flowers in Toronto on Saturday.
The festival will be a chance for Toronto residents to see different kinds of flowers and find out how to grow your own, according to the city.
The city is also hosting a “Summer Garden” garden event on Sunday.
The event, organized by Toronto Parks and Recreation and the Toronto Food Bank, is being held in partnership with the Toronto Public Library.
Tickets to the festival go on sale Friday at 10 a.m.
The event is free and open to the public, according the city, which also is offering a $5 donation to the Toronto Community Foundation.
There will be an art show, workshops and a cooking competition, as well as music by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and a performance by local singers.
For more information, visit the festival website.