About the Richmond Hill Butterflyway

The Butterflyway Project is a citizen-led movement growing highways of habitat for bees and butterflies across Canada.

In 2019, the David Suzuki Foundation partnered with the City of Richmond Hill to create a citywide Butterflyway!

To launch the program in Richmond Hill, the Foundation partnered with the city to distribute native wildflower kits to more than 200 household. The kits were picked up at the city’s annual Healthy Yards event, which was unseasonably rainy and cool, but very well attended. Each participating household received a Butterflyway garden sign and a flat of native plants that will help feed local bees and butterflies. Each site will be included in the Richmond Hill Butterflyway map.

The city and the Foundation hope to plant at least two wildflower-filled canoe gardens this year and continue building on the amazing work the city has done for many years, encouraging residents to make their yards pollinator-friendly.