Celebrate spring’s arrival with a visit to High Park and participate in the centuries old Japanese tradition of Sakura Hanami, roughly translated as “cherry blossom flower viewing.” The flowering of the Sakura trees is spectacular, but peak bloom only lasts about a week, so keep updated on the progress of the blooms by visiting our website. We’ll take weekly photos of the buds so you don’t miss a thing!
UPDATE: It is starting to look as though we will not have a peak bloom at all this spring in High Park. There will likely be a few blossoms later in May but we certainly will not have the stunning display we are used to in late April or early May. As of today, we are seeing mostly leaf buds.
The later-blooming Akebono and Fegunzo cherries look like they will produce some flowers. We will continue to update you on these sakuras as well.
But there are so many other reasons to come to High Park this spring! Please come out and appreciate the many changes of spring.
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Donate to Cherry Blossom Watch
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Tracking & Predicting
Track the blooming progress in our slideshow gallery. Review statistics from years past to learn how we predict the full bloom ahead.
Planning Your Visit
Don’t plan your visit before checking this out! View an interactive map, directions, and tips on how to make your visit fun, safe and responsible.
History and Horticulture
Read about the history of cherry blossoms in Toronto and Japan. Learn how the value of these trees exceeds that of beauty. How does local wildlife use the trees?