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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!


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TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Family Nature Walk - These walks will resume in 2020. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

Holiday Hike and Brunch - Sunday Walk Sunday, December 15, 10:30 am to 12 noon. An informal stress-relieving holiday outing. A brisk but casual social walk ending with brunch. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

Updated BIRDS OF TORONTO

The updated Birds of Toronto booklet is now available free at local Toronto Public Libraries.

More about these free guidebooks

 

PHRAGMITES

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. In fall 2019 Toronto Region Conservation did some manual spading of phragmites rhizomes in wet areas, plus removal of previously treated dead standing phragmites in dry areas.

READ MORE and MAP

Article about treatment results

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE and Facts & Figures

 
 

Campaigns to Protect Nature

Ontario Nature Campaigns As Ontario’s leading conservation charity, Ontario Nature stands up for nature across the province. We are there when nature needs us most. Join us to help protect Ontario’s natural legacy. SAVE OUR SPECIES CAMPAIGN

 

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.

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, Jan 12, Urban Forestry and TRCA Updates

10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr.   

A review of Urban Forestry and TRCA work in High Park, a preview of 2020 plans and discussion on monitoring restoration sites. See Stewards page for more info. This is the first Winter Speaker Series presentation.

more info and upcoming sessions.

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2019 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING


 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

Garden Jane newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the October 2019 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details

 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 

PLANNING UPDATES

A Natural Heritage Impact Study has been produced as part of the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. See also the Apartment Neighbourhood study

 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also Planet Friendly Calendar

Green 13 Newsletter

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

View our list of research articles on tallgrass prairie, invasive species and other related items. Academic Research List (.pdf) and Research

 

Toronto Biodiversity Strategy

The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Strategy, booklets

 

ROM Discount for our Stewards

Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM Join our email list for the code. stewards@highparknature.org


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