The First Bee City in Canada!

In 2016, Toronto City Council showed its commitment to raising awareness of the importance of pollinators by adopting a resolution designating Toronto a Bee City. With that decision, Toronto became the first Bee City in Canada. Since then, Toronto has gone on to declare an official bee and to create its Pollinator Protection Strategy that identifies guiding principles, priorities and actions that the City can take to protect Toronto’s diverse native pollinator community. To further its commitment to pollinator wellbeing, Toronto launched the PollinateTO Grants Program, which provides funding, training and technical support for community-led pollinator habitat creation projects that educate and engage communities and increase pollinator habitat in Toronto.

2023 Native Plant Kit Contest – Win a free native plant kit.
Visit for more information and to enter the contest. Contest closes April 30th, 2023.

2023 PollinateTO Grants – Launching September 2023.
Visit for more information, upcoming information sessions and to apply.

Bee City Toronto's Official Bee