Sherway Gardens

Sherway Gardens

August 15, 2007 14:11 ET

Minister of Environment Awards Sherway Gardens Heather Crowe Award for Breathe Green Smoke-Free Initiative

ETOBICOKE, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 15, 2007) -

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In recognition of the recent Breathe Green initiative, Scott Kyle, General Manager of Sherway Gardens was presented with the Heather Crowe Award by the Honourable Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment and MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, in a ceremony earlier today. Dr. David McKeown, Medical Officer of Health for the City of Toronto commended Sherway Gardens for taking this stance in the fight against second hand smoke.

"I am proud of the leadership that Sherway Gardens is demonstrating, through their Breathe Green initiative, to promote and support clean air and a healthy environment for people living here in my riding of Etobicoke-Lakeshore," said Laurel Broten, Minister of the Environment and MPP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore. "Our community is fortunate to have so many dedicated individuals who are committed to the McGuinty government's Smoke-Free Ontario Strategy. They are working very hard to protect the public and workers from the harmful effects of second-hand smoke, prevent youth from starting to smoke and help smokers quit."

"Sherway Gardens is honoured to be one of the few businesses to receive the prestigious Heather Crowe award," states Scott Kyle, General Manager, Sherway Gardens. "Sherway Gardens implemented Breathe Green in response to demands from our shoppers and tenants to eliminate cigarette smoke polluting the entrances/exits and cigarette butts littering the property. We have received numerous letters of endorsement and support from our shoppers, tenants and various health related organizations since launching Breathe Green."

The Breathe Green initiative was launched on July 7, 2007, making Sherway Gardens the first shopping centre in Ontario to create a property-wide smoke-free environment. Breathe Green creates an improved environment for both shoppers and tenants by promoting and supporting a healthy lifestyle that eliminates exposure to second-hand smoke while on Sherway Gardens' property.

The Heather Crowe Award is a provincial award recognizing groups and individuals who have made considerable contributions toward educating people about the dangers of smoking. The award is named for Heather Crowe, who developed lung cancer from second-hand smoke during her years of work as a waitress. Her story is relayed in public service announcements that were shown regularly on television. At the age of 61, Crowe's passing came one week before the Smoke Free Ontario Act took effect.

Sherway Gardens is owned and managed by Cadillac Fairview, one of North America's largest investors, owners and managers of commercial real estate. With a portfolio valued at over $15 billion, the company and its affiliates own and manage over 83 properties, including some of Canada's landmark developments. Cadillac Fairview is wholly-owned by the Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan. For more information about Sherway Gardens please visit and for more information about Cadillac Fairview, visit

Contact Information

  • Ashworth Associates Inc.
    Peter Ashworth
    (416) 603-6005
    Sherway Gardens
    Elena Price
    Senior Marketing Director
    (416) 621-1071 ext. 7020