One Million Sunflowers

sunflowers at lakeview village


The vision for Lakeview Village is to create spaces and places for the neighbourhood to come together and bring joy to the everyday. It’s about animating a site by the lake that’s been previously inaccessible for decades. It’s about providing new opportunities for people of all ages and stages to interact with nature and engage with the great outdoors. It’s about giving native species an opportunity to once again thrive and grow to the benefit of the entire community. 

Enter our field of sunflowers. 

Beginning in 2019, we’ve planted one million sunflowers near our award-winning Discovery Centre. What started as an opportunity to connect people from across Mississauga and the GTA with butterflies and bees through a highly immersive and natural experience, has expanded to include recreational opportunities that showcase the beauty of life by the lake. 

We built a sunflower deck where, set against the backdrop of our floral field, we’ve hosted community events like Sunsets & Sounds, which highlights the talent of local artists.

We’ve repurposed the 1,600 feet of artist-driven hoarding that surrounded our Discovery Centre and created an artist trail that will take individuals from our sales centre into opportunities to explore art outdoors on the site.

Chairs and benches – crafted by local sawmiller Sawmill Sid who re-purposes wood into beautiful creations – line the trail giving people a chance to exchange ideas, build relationships, with views of the lake, and immerse themselves in nature. 

We’ve built a recreation field that’s open for community use - and where pick-up games of soccer can be played with friends while families enjoy a picnic. 

From our one million sunflowers to all of these other incredible amenities, we’ve been able to showcase that Lakeview Village is a place to immerse yourself in nature, strengthen your sense of community, and feel connected to landscapes that will refresh your soul year-round. 

sunflowers at lakeview village