Programs for Residents

Pollinator Week Celebrations!


In June 2017, the City of Toronto, in partnership with Burt's Bees, unveiled a pollinator-themed art installation at Nathan Phillips Square.

Kisses For Bees is an oversized, stylized pair of lips planted with more than 500 native wildflowers, measuring five by two-and-a-half metres. The installation was designed to raise awareness of National Pollinator Week, June 19 to 25, 2017. 

Use #KissesForBees on social media to find and tag images of the installation.


On June 23rd 2016 during National Pollinator Week, the City of Toronto unveiled Toronto's newest StART mural, created by artist Nick Sweetman.

This mural, on the corner of Bloor St. West & Howland Ave., features one of Toronto's most common pollinators and is in partnership with StreetART and Burt's Bees Canada. To help us celebrate this exciting event, City of Toronto officials, Whole Foods and Bee City Canada representatives will be present, and neighbourhood beautification efforts will take place.

Toronto - the first Bee City in Canada!

As a leader in pollinator protection, Toronto is the first Bee City in Canada! Started in the US, Bee City is designed to raise awareness of the importance of preserving and protecting pollinators.