Town of Leamington, Ontario

Tomato

Tomato - Leamington C of C
Designer: Engineering Department
at local Heinz plant

When Built: 1961

Dimensions:
Height: 14 Feet (4.3 Metres)
Width: 20 Feet (6.1 Metres)

Construction Materials:
Wooden form, covered by metal lathing, cement, plaster, two layers of fibreglass and resin

Location:

Reason for Building:

Leamington is the Tomato Capital of Canada and this is its summer tourist information booth. There is also a tomato festival on the third weekend in August.

Additional Information:

Red colouring was added to the fibreglass, when it was being built, to provide a coloured surface which then was also painted red.

It took three weeks to build the tomato.

Leamington has the highest concentration of greenhouses in North America.

The Municipality of Leamington's Website is: www.town.leamington.on.ca

Information Sources: Chris Chopchik from the Leamington Chamber of Commerce

Pictures Sources: Meredith Maywood from the Leamington Chamber of Commerce

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Created By DMY on April 28, 1999
Last Updated: August 31, 2001