How one group is helping butterflies find their way

A beautiful partnership has emerged between several local groups and a national environmental organization. The Beach Garden Society (BGS) is working with local groups like the Beach Village BIA, the Beaches Rec Centre, the Toronto Tool Library,  the Toronto 188 Girl Guide group and more, in coordination with the David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterfly Way project, […]

Don’t fight storm water, use it

It was a grey and cool Sunday morning, rain clouds looming, when a dozen neighbours and their young children cheerfully gathered for a group photo. They were proud new owners of rain gardens. Led by local homeowner Marc Yamaguchi, a freshly minted park ranger for the David Suzuki Foundation’s Homegrown National Park initiative, this neighborhood […]

Gerrard canoe planted to mark two buried creeks

Most canoes do best when they keep water out, but not the one docked in the Gerrard India Bazaar. Filled with soil and native plants, the bright blue canoe at Gerrard Street and Rhodes Avenue is enjoying a second life as a garden bed. Planted two weeks ago by volunteer “park rangers” working on a […]