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A Toronto alleyway was decked out with beautiful butterfly murals (PHOTOS)

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Ainsley Smith Jun 27, 2018 2:02 pm 490

A Toronto alleyway received a much-needed upgrade over the weekend.

Located at Felstead Avenue in Leslieville, the alleyway now features colourful and vibrant butterfly murals created by some of Toronto’s most talented street artists to help bring awareness to the loss of habitats of these beautiful flying insects.

The art installation, which was sponsored by the David Suzuki Foundation, is part of a larger initiative called The Great Canadian Butterflyway Project.

The citizen-led movement helps create new habitats for bees and butterflies through neighbourhoods in communities across Canada.

Since launching in 2017, the initiative has planted thousands of wildflowers in hundreds of pollinator patches, creating official ‘butterflyways’ in various Canadian cities.

In case you’re not planning on visiting Leslieville anytime soon, here are some incredible shots of the new butterfly murals shared on social media.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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