The Birchmount hospital at Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is going to look a little more beautiful now thanks to a generous and ongoing donation by Mitsui & Co. (Canada).
Mitsui & Co. (Canada) has pledged to donate 100 trees over 10 years, leading to the 100th anniversary of Canada’s relationship with Japan. Ken Janes, who played an integral role in the coordination and planting of the cherry blossom trees, noted that they have been very well-received by staff and patients.
The planting of the second set of ten trees was celebrated at Birchmount on Thursday, May 30 with Fumiaki Miyamoto, President and CEO of Mitsui & Co. (Canada), Drew Green, President and CEO of INDOCHINO (an SHN Foundation Board member), Ken Janes, Facilities Supervisor of Plant Operations at Birchmount hospital, and many other guests.
Over the next eight years, an additional 80 cherry blossom trees will be planted around the hospital grounds. Staff and patients will be able to appreciate their pink blossoms and beautiful scent each Spring when they bloom. It is also SHN’s goal to become part of the network of cherry blossom tree visiting spots throughout Toronto, inviting the entire GTA community to visit us and appreciate the continuing evolution of our Birchmount hospital.