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NOW ed­i­tors pick a trio of this week’s can’t-miss events

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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.

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