The Lung Cancer Canada Grove: A Forest of Promise
Lung Cancer Canada and Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation have entered into an exciting and important alliance to create a unique grove of trees. LCC’s dedicated grove is situated in the popular Seton Park, located at Leslie Street and Eglinton Avenue in Toronto (directions here). Seton Park is a wonderful family meeting place where pathways weave and meander through this historic park allowing all to enjoy this oasis from city life. This space is welcome and accessible to all who wish to enjoy the park and LCC’s Grove.
Lung Cancer Canada recognizes the part that trees play in the environment. They are the lungs of the earth. The trees planted in The Grove will be a tribute to the many courageous individuals and families who have fought their personal battles along their lung cancer journey.
The dedication ceremony of the first phase of The Grove occurred in October 2006. A path leads to the heart of the Grove which is a circle of 8 large limestones, symbolic of a healing circle. The trees surrounding the circle are dedicated to the founding members of Lung Cancer Canada – Ralph Gouda, Magdalene Winterhoff, and Dr. Yee Ung. The Grove's design has been donated by the noted landscape architect, Martin Wade, and allows for expansion of the pathways and tree plantings.
We invite and encourage you to help support the vision. For a $1,000 donation, a tree can be added to the grove. Trees may be purchased and dedicated for special events, and are a great way to commemorate a major life event, or a loved one who has been affected by lung cancer. Every tree purchased will be planted and cared for by professional park associates. Benches are also available for purchase and dedication. Trees and benches have a personalized plaque attached.
Please call the LCC office at 1-888-445-4403 for more details on tree types, location and the cost of benches and sculptures.
If you are interested in helping us create a Lung Cancer Grove in your city, please contact us.
By TTC – Take the 34 Eglinton East bus east from Eglinton station or west from Kennedy station. Get off at Leslie St. There is a staircase next to the eastbound bus stop on the south side of Eglinton Ave. At the bottom of the staircase, is a parking lot with two paths to the left (east). Take either path for a 6 min walk and you will pass by the LCC Grove stone marker.
By car – Head north on Leslie street from Eglinton Ave. Take the first left, entrance to Sunnybrook Park. Stay to the left all the way around and under the Eglinton Ave. bridge. You will enter a parking lot. At the far end are two paths heading east. Take either path for a 6 min walk and you will pass by the LCC Grove stone marker.