Planning Your Visit

Tips for Trip Planning:

Walk, Bike or Take the TTC: Parking is limited! With thousands of people visiting, roadways and parking lots are often overcrowded. Walk, bike or take public transportation if possible.

Be Litter Free: Many people visit during peak bloom, which can create a lot of garbage in the park. Please pack your garbage out with you, or go litterless by bringing food and drinks in reusable containers.

Take Only Photos and Memories: Please do not climb the Sakura trees, break branches or take blooms off the trees. These activities can cause damage and stress to the trees.

Stay on the Trail: If you venture into High Park’s natural areas, please stay on existing trails to avoid trampling vegetation and compacting soil. The plants and animals will thank you for it!

Map of Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Trees in High Park:

Zoom in to see an area in detail, or click on an individual tree to see when it was planted.  Commemorative plaques, washrooms, and the Grenadier Restaurant also marked.

TTC Directions:

  • From High Park Subway Station, walk south to the main entrance of High Park. Take West Road south to Cherry Hill, located west of the Grenadier Restaurant.
  • From the 506 College Streetcar, get off at High Park Loop. Walk south on Parkside Drive until you reach the gates at Parkside Drive and High Park Blvd. Walk west to see a small grove of Sakura trees planted near the Adventure Playground / Zoo parking lot.
  • From the 508 Lakeshore Streetcar, get off at the Colborne Lodge stop.  Walk north on Colborne Lodge Drive until you reach the Grenadier Restaurant, then head west.

For more helpful information, click the options below!

Timing Your Visit

Weekends and weekday evenings during peak blossom are the busiest times for tourists and cherry-blossom admirers.  If you can, plan your trip on a weekday morning or afternoon to avoid the weekend crowds and have less impact on the environment.

Parking and TTC

With thousands of people coming to view the cherry blossoms during peak bloom every year, High Park can be very crowded. Traffic on the park roads moves slowly and parking within the park is very limited. Rather than driving into the park, we recommend parking on a side street outside of the park, or better yet walk, ride your bike or take the TTC. High Park is easily accessible by the Bloor-Danforth subway line, the 80 Queensway bus, and the 506 College and 501 Queen Streetcars. For directions of how to get here, check out our map page

Impact on Plant Species

Please remember that the cherry blossom trees are living creatures within a sensitive ecosystem, and excessive human impact can be detrimental to plant and animal species. Please tread lightly. Stay on the trail to avoid compacting soil or trampling plants. Please help to conserve High Park’s unique plant communities by not picking plants or collecting flowers, including the cherry blossoms!

Washroom

There are two public washrooms open year round in High Park: The Chess House at the Bloor Street entrance and a public washroom at Parkside Drive & High Park Boulevard entrance. Washrooms are also available at Grenadier Restaurant. The City of Toronto will also provide portable washrooms on site for the duration of peak bloom. They will be located at the top and bottom of Cherry Blossom Hill. Click here to see a map.

Other Places to See Sakura trees in Toronto

Thanks to the “Sakura Project”, many other sites in Toronto are graced by these beautiful trees, including the CNE, Trinity Bellwoods Park and the University of Toronto’s main and Scarborough campuses. Outside of Toronto, blossoms can be viewed at McMaster University and the Royal Botanical Gardens in Burlington.

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