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Tomatoes and peppers and carrots, oh my!

Fall is harvest season, and while most crops are harvested from large farms over acres of land at 5000 Yonge Street they are handpicked on the building’s rooftop.

Soaring 22 storeys above the city, 5000 Yonge Street’s urban garden flourished with a crop of vegetables, herbs, and flowers. The garden, planted to maximize the efficiency of 5000 Yonge’s otherwise unused rooftop was planted, grown, and harvested by Microhabitat, and organization whose goal is to create greener and more resilient cities through urban agriculture by transforming unused spaces into urban farms.

The urban garden produced over 300 lbs of produce which included a variety of tomatoes, Peppers, onions, kale, spinach and a wide range of herbs and flowers. For a full list of the produce we grew, click here.

In the spirit of sustainability, growth and giving back, all the produce harvested was donated to Second Harvest – a local organization that specializes in delivering and preparing perishable foods for people and families in need.

Looking forward, Crown is excited to expand urban gardens across its portfolio to create greener, more sustainable communities.

Learn more about Microhabitat here.