The Butterflyway Project is a David Suzuki initiative that was adopted last year by various groups in Ward32 to plant a corridor/habitat in our neighbourhood for butterflies.

Toronto Beaches Butterflyway was the first butterfly way in Canada. Here is a link to the David Suzuki site  including a page re the various Beaches gardens.  We live in an amazing neighbourhood!  Here’s to spring!


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Beach Hill – Summer Flowers

Penstemon & Salvia at Beach Hill – June/2017

Beach Hill - Penstemon

Beach Hill Salvia

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Beach Hill – 2017 Spring Bulbs


2017 Beach Hill Daffodils

Last fall, we planted over 100 daffodil bulbs (plus several burning bush plants & aliums & a few perennials.  And here are the results!



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Beach Hill – Fall 2016 Photos

beachhill-fall-2016-1 beachhill-fall-2016-2A couple of fall pictures at Beach Hill.

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Sun May 29 – Milkweed at Christie Pits

Milkweed plants are available at Christie Pitts park on Sunday May 29/2016.  For $20, you’ll get three milkweed plants, each in a 4-inch pot.  Choose from two varieties of milkweed: swamp (pink/mauve) and butterfly (orange).  Common milkweed is sold out. For details, see:  David Suzuki Milkweed


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Gas Stations with Climate Change Warnings

Several years ago, Robert Shirkey at Our Horizon made a presentation to GW32 about his project for climate warning labels on gas pumps.  Here is a great article by  Atlantic Monthly about his recent success in North Vancouver!  Wonderful news!

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TTC Stations to get Bike Repair Facilities


Adam has posted info re the new Bike Repair Facilities at TTC Subway Stations.   The bright red repair stands include pumps for inflating flat tires, wrenches & other tools.

Currently available at Bathurst, Davisville, Downsview, Dupont, Finch, Kipling, Keele, Kennedy, Pape & Spadina stations, all other TTC stations should have these stops within one year.


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Fall 2015 at Beach Hill Gardens

hill + plants 2015

beachhill sign 2015                    milkweed pods 2015brown eyed susan 2015

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Tues Sept 22 7-8pm – Raptor Watching, Taylor Memoral Library

calendarAttend the Raptor talk at Taylor Memorial Library (Tues Sept 22 7-8 p.m.) to find out about the raptor migration that is starting now. The talk identifies types of raptors that you can see at Rosetta McClain Gardens this fall, and talks about best times to see them.

Getting There: Taylor Memorial Library is at Kingston Rd. and Markham Ave.  Rosetta McClain Gardens is a beautiful city park at the top of the Bluffs, just a little further east at Kingston Rd. and Glen Everest Rd.

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Tues Sept 15 7-8pm- Rain Gardens, Taylor Memorial Library

calendarEver wondered about using rainwater more in your garden?  Attend the talk at Taylor Memorial Library (1440 Kingston Rd – Kingston Rd. & Warden Ave.) on Tues Sept 15th to find out how to create a ‘rain garden’!

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