Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!
TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
COVID-19 measures are in effect. Full details
Sunday Walks are suspended until further notice.
Volunteer events and programs are suspended until further notice. The High Park Stewards hope people will use our links for online activities.
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
THE PURPLE MARTINS ARE BACK!
After several years of absence, Purple Martins have once again nested at the nesting box on the south shore of Grenadier Pond. More about Purple Martins
LUPINES IN BLOOM
High Park is one of the few places in the province with extensive stands of wild lupine. This is the host plant of the Karner Blue butterfly, now extirpated from Ontario. More about wild lupine and butterflies.
TRCA INVENTORY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
Check out these free guidebooks about biodiversity in Toronto
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
Natural Environment Committee
Environmental Commissioner reports (Pre-2019)
Saxe Facts Ontario's former Environmental Commissioner's own website contains her reports as well as blogs and much information on the environment, energy and related topics.
Toronto Region Conservation Authority
High Park Terrestrial Inventory Report, 2019 pdf of report
Toronto Biodiversity Strategy
The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Strategy, booklets
NEW SPRING 2020: Online Meetings and Resources
Urban Forestry has cancelled volunteer events and programs until further notice. Please use this link for other online activities. Emails will be sent to Stewards when the situation changes.
Online - High Park Stewards At-Home Resources and Activities
Jaclyn Scobie is creating an ongoing series of packages of resources and activities for us. This includes a project or activity that you can try at home, ecology-related resources, and nature-based self-care ideas.
Week 1: Growing leafy greens and herbs from those leftover pieces in the fridge!
Week 2: Make your own reusable bags
Week 3: Do a bird survey from your window, balcony or backyard!
Week 4: Help Lake Ontario and make your own eco-friendly household cleaners!
High Park Stewards
Sunday, June 14, Zoom Meeting 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
WEIRD AND WONDERFUL PLANTS
Heather Jerrard shows us interesting plant specimens, gardening tips and tricks and combinations for low maintenance outdoor spaces. This presentation will be made available on demand.
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High Park in the News
RAVINE STRATEGY: Ravine Strategy Deputations Many people made comments and presentations at the Jan 23 city council's Executive Committee meeting to promote protecting nature over recreation in Toronto's ravines. See 2:04 to 2:11 for HP and PNTO comments. Council approved the plan on Jan 27.
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
See a list of gardening resources.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
ROM Discount for our Stewards