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We are excited to announce the return of Wexford Blooms to the Wexford Heights Business Improvement Area (BIA) in 2024!

From June 15 – September 15, 2024, our 3 sites will be open for everyday hangs and programmed events.
See below for upcoming events!

Locations for 0ur 2024 sites:
Ghadir (1848 Lawrence Ave E)
The Wexford Residence (1860 Lawrence Ave E)
Colony Plaza (2020 Lawrence Ave E)

Wexford Blooms 2gether is built on the success of our 2023
pop ups. We have created a new site, expanded the most successful from 2023, and are investing in more programming and relationships.

This summer, the vibrancy of Wexford Heights and Scarborough is going to be shining in full force along Lawrence Ave E!

Events at this POP

Wexford Blooms 2gether Opening Party and Community Planting Day!

Jun 15, 12:00pm

Join us for an opening day celebratory party at our hub site (2020 Lawrence Ave E) where we’ll be launching our 2024 season with a community planting day – many hands make light work and we need YOUR help greening the parking lots with native plants from Native Plants in Claremont!

plazaPOPS 2024 Open House

Apr 18, 5:00pm

💡Have ideas on how we can make this year’s Lawrence Avenue East plazaPOPS the best ever? 🙌 Join us at our drop-in OPEN HOUSE, Thursday April 18th, 5:00 pm -8:30 pm, at Precious Blood Church (1737 Lawrence Ave E)!

plazaPOPS community Iftaar

Mar 28, 7:00pm

We hosted a Community Iftaar at Sahan Restaurant in Wexford Heights to break bread together, commemorate the month of Ramadan, and honour our community members, neighbours and community organizations.

Engagement process

While our engagement for our 2024 sites is complete, we’d love to hear from you if you have ideas about programming, and any way we can improve the sites this year and the future!

Email us at hello@plazaPOPS.ca

Site & neighbourhood context

The Wexford Heights BIA, known for its creativity and its annual ‘Taste of Lawrence’ street festival, is home to over 60 diverse restaurants within its two-kilometer jurisdiction.

Host land owners & collaborators

Ghadir Meats
1848 Lawrence Ave E

Colony Plaza
202 Lawrence Ave E

The Wexford Residence
1860 Lawrence Ave E

Project team & collaborators

None of this would be possible without our vast network of collaborators

Daniel Rotsztain
Executive Director, plazaPOPS

Naziha Nasrin
Program Director, plazaPOPS

Brendan Stewart
Director of Design and Research, plazaPOPS

Michael Belley
Building Up

Fiona Persaud
Wexford Heights BIA

Bryan Peart
Working Women Community Centre

Noor Khan
plazaPOPS Curator

Mehedi Khan
Muslims in Public Space

Igor Samardzic
Muslims in Public Space

Echo Railton
Lead Garden Steward

Ryan Harris
Building Volunteer

Maria Taylor
Building Volunteer

Michael Mathis
Researcher

Vanessa Marshall
Researcher

Wanda Howard
Project Manager

Jacob Pullman
Project Manager

Warren Russell
Building Volunteer

Keith Fraser
Event Planner

Victoria Chapman
Researcher

Thomas Lee
Project Manager

Warren Taylor
Public Relations

Victor Knox
Event Planner

Mary Bond
Project Manager

Benjamin Lawrence
Community Coordinator

Ryan Harris
Building Volunteer

Maria Taylor
Building Volunteer

Michael Mathis
Researcher

Vanessa Marshall
Researcher

Funders

Wexford Blooms 2024 is made possible by our funders

City of Toronto

Funders

plazaPOPS is supported by the City of Toronto, Economic Development and Culture’s Main Street Recovery and Rebuild Initiative, with support from the City of Toronto’s Planning Division

Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario

Funders

The City of Toronto’s Main Street Recovery and Rebuild Initiative is funded by the Federal Development Agency for Southern Ontario

University of Guelph

Funders

The University of Guelph is plazaPOPS’ research partner, and is pursuing a multi-disciplinary research initiative funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council