Toronto Cedarvale Butterflyway

Butterflyway Rangers in Toronto’s Cedarvale-Humewood neighbourhood have planted pollinator patches in a dozen schoolyards, yards and parks in 2017. They built on past neighbourhood plantings 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!

Toronto Cedarvale butterflyway map

Toronto Cedarvale Butterflyway locations


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