Commemorative Bench and Tree Program

Commemorative Tree Program

The City of Thorold Commemorative Bench and Tree Program provides individuals and organizations the opportunity to purchase a bench or tree in memory of a loved one. Benches and/or trees can be placed within parks, cemeteries open spaces, waterfront and trails owned and managed by the City of Thorold subject to City approval. 

Commemorative Benches

Applicants and choose from one of two approved bench designs:

Photo Gallery: Approved Benches will appear here on the public site.
Commemorative Trees:
The City of Thorold offers a selection of trees for applicants to choose from. Tree selection may be restricted based on preferred location, availability and environmental suitability. 
  • Red Oak Tree
  • White Oak Tree
  • Maple Tree
  • Buroak Tree
  • London Plaintree
  • Shademaster Honey Locust
  • Little Leaf Linden
  • Hackberry
  • Kentucky Coffee Tree
  • American Sweet Gum
  • Tuliptree
  • Ginkgo Biloba
 Commemorative Bench and Tree Policy

Commemorative Bench and Tree Policy

Term of the Policy:
The policy applies to bench and tree commemorations within parks, cemeteries open spaces, waterfront and trails owned and managed by the City of Thorold and as approved by the Community Services Department.


Policy Statement:
The primary objective of the Policy is to provide the parameters and guidelines for citizens to participate in a Commemorative Bench and/or Commemorative Tree Program within the City’s green spaces including parks, cemeteries waterfront and trails. This policy will provide appropriate oversight and understanding of administration and maintenance responsibilities to preserve the City’s parks, cemeteries, waterfront and trails

 Fees and Charges

Commemorative ItemFees (Includes installation and administration fees)
AODA Commemorative Bench with plaque  $3,125
AODA Commemorative Bench with plaque  $3,400
Commemorative Tree $750
Granite Plaque $320
Corian Plaque $300
Chat Bench Banner Invoiced at Cost
Maintenance fee for all benches due at the time of purchase – Reserve fund $250

Interested applicants can complete an online application form or contact community.services@thorold.ca for more information. Staff will respond to requests within 2-3 business days. 

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