Sure, the new plantings in all of the Gerrard Street sidewalk beds are lovely but what’s really beautiful is the squad of volunteers who put them it. It wasn’t SUPPOSED to thunder shower, let alone hit at precisely the start of planting time. Undeterred, a large number of dedicated locals showed up, got drenched to the skin and planted hundreds of flowers. They were good-natured and cheerful about it, too. As rivers ran down the gutters, they noted that no watering in would be needed.