Humber Bay Butterfly Habitat is the first of its kind to have large areas devoted exclusively to native plants and to incorporate large plantings through the organization of volunteers and community stewards. As well, it is the first to incorporate a Home Garden component where the general public can see first hand some of the types of plants and other unique features they can implement in their own backyards to increase urban wildlife habitat.
Home Garden, Wildflower Meadow, Short Grass Prairie, Trails, Interpretive Signage
Public transit to Humber Bay Park includes the Long Branch 507 streetcar and the Prince Edward Drive 66D (rush hour service) bus. Vehicles can enter the east and west peninsulas south from Lake Shore Boulevard near Park Lawn Road.
HBBH is an ecological restoration project that provides critical habitat for a variety of native butterfly species. Located along the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto’s west end, HBBH incorporates a diversity of native wildflowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, sedges and a variety of physical features known to support butterflies throughout all life cycles. The goal of HBBH is to establish a self-sustaining native plant community which will support a variety of butterfly species, while engaging and educating park users about the value of urban wildlife habitat.