Toronto Cedarvale Butterflyway

Butterflyway Rangers in Toronto’s Cedarvale-Humewood neighbourhood have planted pollinator patches in a dozen schoolyards, yards and parks — building on past plantings in the neighbourhood created through the Homegrown National Park Project.

About the Toronto Cedarvale Butterflyway

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

In partnership with the City of Toronto and Coun. Joe Mihevc, the Cedarvale Butterflyway Rangers planted pollinator patches in schoolyards, yards and parks in the Cedarvale-Humewood neighbourhood in Toronto’s west end in 2017.

The plantings built on the work done over the past few years through the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park Project, which had recruited Rangers from neighbourhoods just south of Cedarvale.

Several plantings were established on public lands, including schools, parks, parkettes and Toronto Police (13 Division) headquarters. Canoe gardens were planted at Leo Baeck Day School and Rawlinson Community School, bringing the total fleet of canoe gardens in the neighbourhood to seven!

The full list of Toronto Cedarvale Butterflyway pollinator patches can be found below and on our interactive map.

  • Canoe garden and pollinator patch at Humewood Community School
  • Canoe garden at Wychwood Art Barns
  • Canoe garden at Cedarvale Community School
  • Pollinator patch at 551 Arlington Parkette
  • Canoe garden at Tollkeepers’ Park
  • Canoe garden at Vaughn Road Academy
  • Canoe garden at Rawlinson Community School
  • Canoe garden and pollinator patch at J.R. Wilcox Community School
  • Pollinator patch in Cedarvale Park (near the stairs to arena)
  • Pollinator planters at Toronto Police 13 Division

Toronto Cedarvale butterflyway map

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  • The BMO crew in Trinity Bellwoods Park

    The BMO crew of Butterfly Rangers gather in Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, Ontario.

  • Toronto Butterflyway Rangers

    Butterflyway Rangers at the David Suzuki Foundation's Pizza in the Park event in Toronto, Ontario.