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In partnership with Cardinal Funeral Homes, BFO-Toronto will be hosting our Annual Butterfly Release. This year’s release will be held in BFO’s renewed Healing Garden at Duplex Parkette. In 2002, the City of Toronto generously granted BFO-Toronto a small garden where anyone could sit, reflect and perhaps find peace and healing. Over the years, the garden slowly grew unkempt until this summer, when BFO and local volunteers lovingly helped refurbish the garden. The charming parkette is accessible through the TTC (Lawrence Station) or by car with parking on Yonge St and adjacent side streets. Starting at 1pm on Sunday, September 8, the Butterfly Release is a beautiful tradition where we can laugh, cry and celebrate the lives of our loved ones who are no longer with us. You and your guests are more than welcome to join us to honour your loved ones and to enjoy the last of the summer weather. Light refreshments will be provided and you are welcome to bring a picnic. We will be providing activities for children including face painting and cupcakes!

We are excited to relaunch this garden as well as honour the lives of our loved ones together with you! To order your butterflies for this event, please fill out the online order form or print out the form and mail it in to our office. 

Please note that advance orders will close on Friday, September 6th at noon. A limited number of butterflies will be available for purchase at the event.

Schedule for Butterfly Release 2019

1:00     Arrival of guests & Refreshments

1:30        Healing Garden launch

1:45        Butterfly Release

2:15        Refreshments & Socializing

3:00        Wrap up

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