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Metrolinx to host a virtual event on the environmental benefits of pollinators in the Davenport Diamond Greenway

Experts will share Davenport Diamond Greenway design features that support pollinators, and the many ways that yards, gardens, and other public spaces in the community can help pollinators, too. Read on to find out how to get involved.

Residents will learn about the habitat features of the Davenport Diamond Greenway and how these landscapes will provide food, shelter, and nesting sites for bees, butterflies and birds during a virtual event on April 28.

This event will also offer tips and how-to information for creating pollinator habitat in yards, gardens, boulevards, balconies, and school grounds – essentially, anywhere and everywhere.

Residents are encouraged to bring questions for an expert panel to share advice specific to the local Greenway project and the broader community.

details for the upcoming event
Learn about the ecological benefits of pollinators on the Davenport Diamond Greenway and get tips for local gardens. (Metrolinx image)

Event details and registration:

  • GO Expansion: Davenport Diamond Greenway
  • Virtual Event: Ecological Benefits of Pollinators
  • Date: Thursday, April 28, 2022
  • Time: 7– 8:30 p.m.

Register here: www.metrolinxengage.com/en/pollinators

The Davenport Diamond Greenway is all about connections, creating a new public space that links neighbourhoods, parks, people, and places. The Greenway is currently in detailed design and is tracking to be complete this year.

One of the important considerations of the landscape design is how the Greenway project also facilitates connections between plants and pollinators. Pollinators provide ecological value to local habitat and wildlife, which also supports sustainable planning for the new public areas.

Davenport Diamond Greenway: Examples of plants and pollinators. flowers and butterflies
Davenport Diamond Greenway: Examples of local plants and pollinators. (Metrolinx photos)

Experts on the design team, including landscape architects and a restoration ecologist, will share the many ways this project will revitalize the landscape. The new public space will build a stronger, more resilient ecosystem alongside neighbourhoods, from the soil, to the trees and the air we all breathe.

Section of the Davenport Diamond Greenway with landscape and planting types.
Section of the Davenport Diamond Greenway with landscape and planting types. (Metrolinx photos and illustration)

The event will focus on the environmental benefits of plants and pollinators rather than a project design update. For project updates, subscribe to e-blasts at metrolinx.com/subscribe and follow @GOExpansion on Twitter.

For questions about this event or about the Davenport Diamond Greenway project, email the Community Relations team at TorontoWest@metrolinx.com

Story by Teresa Ko, Metrolinx capital communications senior advisor