4 Great events this Saturday on Railpath!

All are welcome to celebrate the West Toronto Railpath (WTR) Park, learn about the diverse plants that grow along the path and to plant 500 milkweed plants – the main food source of the Monarch butterfly- in association with the David Suzuki Foundation/Homegrown National Park Project ‘Got Milkweed?‘ Campaign. We will gather at 9am under the Wallace Avenue/ Railpath access pedestrian bridge with remarks at 10am.

10am – Erika Richmond MLA from the office of Scott Torrance Landscape Architect, prime consultant on WTR Phase 1

10:20 – J. Scott MacIvor – PhD, Urban Ecologist – Bees in the City

10:40 – Jode Roberts, David Suzuki Foundation/’Got Milkweed?’ campaign- The importance of milkweed in urban plantings.

11 am – Friends of WTR.

Also please check the family fun at the second instalment of “Buzz On The Bridge”,  and while there add your thoughts to “Love Letters To The Junction Triangle Past Present and Future“. And as part of Bike Month participate in “Cargo Bikes and Kids”.

A great day on Railpath….see you there!


One response to “4 Great events this Saturday on Railpath!

  1. I wanted to say that during a walk down the WTR Railpath last year I spotted a Milkweed plant growing. I used to see a lot of them when I was a kid growing along the Humber River path up in North York. Seeing the milkweed inspired me this year to contact the ’Got Milkweed?’ campaign and purchase several plants which I’ve planted behind a shed on my property which backs onto a green space in Etobicoke. Glad to hear that 500 were planted along the Railpath this year. I’ll look for them on my walks and hopefully they’ll help the Monarch Butterfly population return to the city. Also I’m very happy to hear the news about the Railpath expansion and that it will most likely start in 2016.


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