Toronto Botanical Garden Financial Sustainability

When I was at the Toronto Botanical Garden organic farmer’s market recently I had the chance to meet the impressive new executive director, Harry Jongerden.

Harry was the Garden Director at VanDusen Botanical Garden and Blodel Conservatory in Vancouver, where he saved the conservatory from closure and devised a revitalization strategy.

Harry is joining the TBG at an exciting time!

Last year, I worked with TBG staff and the City’s Budget Committee to secure one-time lump sum funding to support the TBG while it worked with city staff on a financially sustainable operating plan.

City staff recently reported on TBG’s significant progress towards sustainability, and will continue to work with the TBG to put the garden on solid financial footing.

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