Pollinator Corridor Along Roncesvalles

Veronica F.Greening

Monarch butterfly on white flowering plant.

Local Pollinator Garden Campaign

Map of pollinator corridors planned for Roncesvalles Village.

Planned pollinator corridors in Roncesvalles Village.

The 23 gardens along Roncesvalles  form a significant part of the Pollinator Corridor of Roncesvalles Village.

Now plans are in the works to create additional pollinator corridors from east to west to High Park from the Charles G. Williams Park along Wright, Westminster, and High Park Boulevard, and from the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, along Boustead Avenue, Indian Road and Ridout Street.

Pollinators are under increasing stress due to habitat loss, invasive species, diseases, pesticides and climate change. Studies have shown that some species are in drastic decline.
~ Toronto Pollinator Protection Strategy

A campaign to encourage locals to plant pollinators in their gardens, is being driven by community partners including the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale and Toronto, Friends of Charles G. Williams Park, Friends of the Dundas Roncesvalles Peace Garden, RoncyWorks, and the Roncesvalles Village BIA. For more information on what you can plant in your garden to support pollinators, see In The Zone by Carolinian Canada and the World Wildlife Fund.

Not only is the Carolinian Zone (in Sourthern Ontario) home to one-third of Canada’s at risk plants and animals, it’s also home to a quarter of our human population. With the region’s population projected to grow significantly, so will our impact on nature and the health of wildlife.
~ In The Zone

Who tends the eclectic gardens along Roncy?