Scarborough Guildwood Butterflyway

Residents of Scarborough came together to create a Butterflyway in the Guildwood neighbourhood this summer.

About the Scarborough Guildwood Butterflyway

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

In spring 2018, we recruited two dozen residents from Scarborough’s Guildwood neighbourhood to become Butterflyway Rangers. The Rangers learned about bees, butterflies and wildflowers and returned to their neighbourhood with a mission: to establish a neighbourhood Butterflyway with at least a dozen pollinator patches.

At their training, the Rangers heard from experts about local bees, butterflies and wildflowers. They also learned about community organizing, including tips on how to fundraise, host events and establish plantings at schools and parks.

They started the season by hosting native plant sales and giveaways and putting on butterfly and bee costumes for a local parade. During Pollinator Week, they planted wildflower-filled canoe gardens between two elementary schools and at two nearby churches. Over the season, they planted more than 30 pollinator patches, officially establishing the Guildwood Butterflyway!

Scarborough Guildwood Butterflyway map

Scarborough Guildwood Butterflyway locations

Use this interactive map to explore the locations of butterfly-friendly pollinator patches that volunteer Butterflyway Rangers established in Scarborough with the support of local residents, groups, schools, city officials and Foundation staff.

  • Scarborough Guildwood Village canoe garden

    During Pollinator week, Scarborough Rangers planted three wildflower-filled canoe gardens between two elementary schools in the Guildwood Village Park. (Photo: Jode Roberts)