CAN: Saskatoon searches for flowers elsewhere due to rotting wood and falling glass at greenhouse

The City of Saskatoon has decided to receive all of the city’s plants from a wholesale greenhouse in 2023, instead of growing them at the city greenhouse like in past years.

Saskatoon’s greenhouse facility, operated by the Parks Department, was built in 1958 and provides the city with flower beds, pots, and indoor displays like that at city hall.

An information report from the city committee stated that the greenhouse is filled with rotting wood, cracking and falling glass, and is proving to have a hard time supporting the snowfall in the winter.

“It’s reaching the end of its service life,” said director of facilities management Troy LaFreniere. “At the time, nothing, until more recently, had indicated the possibility of a significant issue and short-term structural risks.”

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