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Scarborough Centre Butterfly Trail (Phase 1-4)

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Thomson Memorial Park

1005 Brimley Road

Gatineau Hydro Corridor Parking Lot (Brimley Rd and Lawrence Ave E)

Scarborough, ON

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Scarborough Centre Butterfly Trail (Phase 1-4)

Toronto and Region Conservation Authority

Saturday, August 12, 9:30 – 12:00

Leader:

Katie Turnbull (Project Manager I – Restoration Projects)

Over the years, many grassland bird and butterfly species have experienced a decline in population. This is predominantly due to loss of habitat. As development grows, habitat opportunities for meadow species become increasingly scarce. In recent years, The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) have embarked on various meadow restoration projects in an effort to develop meadow communities in the Toronto Region. Recently, TRCA has partnered with Hydro One Networks Inc., City of Toronto and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation to establish native wildflower meadows on lands within the Gatineau Hydro Corridor. The corridor is a 40 hectare parcel of publicly accessible greenspace in Scarborough starting at Brimley Road and Lawrence Avenue running northeast to Ellesmere Road and Scarborough Golf Club Road. The site was historically mowed six times a year by Hydro One, leaving an extensive swath of thick fescue grass that limits biodiversity and natural appeal. By creating native meadows along the hydro corridor, mowing maintenance on the fields is reduced to once every 4 years. Meadows are a perfect fit for hydro corridors given the restriction of only being able to plant certain shrubs, grasses and forbs. The revitalization of hydro corridors within the City of Toronto has become the single most important opportunity for creating significant meadow habitat in Toronto.

Meeting Location: Thomson Memorial Park – Gatineau Hydro Corridor Parking Lot (Brimley Rd and Lawrence Ave E – North East Corner Parking Lot)

Capacity: 20 People


**Bike Tour: Please bring your own bikes or rent from

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