The David Suzuki Foundation Presents:

THE HOMEGROWN NATIONAL PARK PROJECT

The Homegrown National Park Project began in 2013 as an effort to create a butterfly-friendly corridor through the City of Toronto, along the former Garrison Creek.

Since then the project's team of volunteer Homegrown Park Rangers has brought dozens of butterfly-friendly plantings and joyous community events -- and thousands of native wildflowers -- to the city.

Watch for more Homegrown fun in 2016 and stay tuned for the launch of the Great Canadian Butterflyway Project later this year.

Stats

  • 26 Canoe Planters
  • 180+ Events
  • 15,000+ native plants
  • 22 Partner groups

Legend

  • Community Canoe gardens

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Meet the Homegrown Park Rangers

  • Ranger Alex

  • Ranger Alexander

  • Ranger Ali

  • Ranger Alyssa

  • Ranger Brianna

  • Ranger Chris

  • Ranger Elena

  • Ranger Kara

Events

Events

Homegrown Park Crawl

September 2712:00pm - 6:00pm Trinity Bellwoods Park - Fred Hamilton Park - Bickford Park - Christie Pits Park

Homegrown Park Crawl

October 511:00am - 5:00pm Christie Pits Park - Bickford Park - Fred Hamilton Park - Trinity Bellwoods Park

Pizza in the Park

June 195:30pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Pizza in the Park

July 175:30pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Pizza in the Park

August 145:30pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Pizza in the Park

September 125:30pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Homegrown Jamboree

August 2210:00am - 5:00pm Fort York

Homegrown Jamboree

August 910:00am - 5:00pm Fort York

Homegrown Design Challenge Exhibit

July 109:00am - 12:00am Urbanspace Gallery

Outdoor Screening at Fort York — "Project Wild Thing"

July 97:00pm - 10:00pm Fort York

Butterfly Block Party

May 249:00am - 5:00pm Christie Pits Park

Grow-Op Display

April 248:00am - 12:00am

Final Homegrown Pizza in the Park of 2015

October 26:00pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park bake oven

Homegrown Pizza in the Park

June 106:00pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Homegrown Pizza in the Park

July 226:00pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Homegrown Pizza in the Park

August 126:00pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Homegrown Pizza in the Park

September 96:00pm - 8:00pm Christie Pits Park

Milkweed Pick-Up @ Party in the Pits

May 2912:00pm - 5:00pm South side of Christie Pits

Rain Gardens Tour @ 100-in-1 Day

June 49:30am - 12:30pm Kimbourne Park United Church

Pollinator Week

June 2012:00am - 12:00am

Outdoor Movie Night @ Fort York

July 712:00am - 12:00am Fort York

Christie Crawlfest

September 2510:00pm - 6:00pm Christie Pits Park

Christie Pits Tree Tour & Adopt a Park Tree Launch

September 1110:30am - 1:30pm Christie Pits Park

Party in Willowvale Lane!

September 104:00pm - 8:00pm Willowvale Lane (north of Christie Pits Park)

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