NOW editors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events
1 BUTTERFLYWAY PARADE AND PARTY The David Suzuki Foundation’s Butterfly Way Project
pumps the importance of local butterflies, bees, birds and bats with a musical parade from Woodbine Beach Bathing Station to Kew Gardens Park on Saturday (September 16). The parade, in support of the foundation’s
Butterflyway Project to establish a network of wildflower patches through neighbourhoods across Canada, is followed by a party at Kew Gardens Park with food and activities for kids. The parade starts at 1 pm, and events go until 6 pm. Free. 2075 Queen E. 416-348-8855.
2 HAVE YOUR SAY ON TORONTO PARKS The City of Toronto’s parkland strategy,
its 20-year plan to guide how the city should expand its parks system and improve existing ones, is looking for your input with two open houses. The first is on Thursday (September 14) at the Etobicoke Civic Centre (399 The West Mall). A second takes place on Tuesday (September 19) at Lawrence Heights Community Centre (5 Replin). Both from 6-8 pm. Free. You can also take the online survey at toronto.ca/parklandstrategy.
3 COMEDY FOR A CAUSE
Some of the city’s funniest standups prove that they’ve also got a heart at Comedy Underground, a night of laughs to support Artbound and War Child Canada. The comics include Graham Chittenden, Tim Rabnett, Michael Balazo, Drew Behm, Bryan O’Gorman and host Ali Hassan. Drake Hotel (1150 Queen West). 8 pm. $10. thedrakehotel.ca.
Suzuki Foundation’s Butterflyway Project builds habitats for the birds and the bees across Canada.