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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Passion and Poetry - Walking Tour Sunday, Oct. 1, 10:30 to 12 noon. Writer Julia Bennett guides us through literary expressions of the park’s natural beauty. Meet at the benches, across the road from the south side of Grenadier Restaurant in the middle of High Park.

 

Fantastic Fairies - Family Nature Walk Saturday, Oct. 7, 1:30–3:00pm at the High Park Nature Centre. If you were a fairy, would you live in High Park? There are many ideal places for fairy homes such as mossy tree roots and abandoned chipmunk burrows. More details

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

HARVEST FESTIVAL

Sunday, Oct. 1, 11am-5pm. Enjoy the harvest in High Park with artisans, local food, community organizations, museum friends, music, dance, pumpkin carving, apple bobbing and more. South end of High Park at Colborne Lodge & the Children’s Garden.

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

INVICTUS GAMES 2017

Cycling competition at High Park. Road closures Sept. 22, 25, 26, 27. Time Trial Sept. 26, 9:00am to 2:15pm, Criterium race Sept. 27, 9am to 5pm. Free. Map. Learn more...

 

HAWK WATCH

The High Park Hawk Watch runs until Nov. 30. Drop by Hawk Hill to see the action! MORE ABOUT BIRDS

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK IN AUTUMN

 

PARK STORIES & ART PROJECT

 View the latest entries

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Seed Collecting

Sunday, Sept 24, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

Plant Sale 2017 photos and volunteers

Special Stewards 20th Anniversary page

 

PARKLAND STRATEGY

The Parkland Strategy will guide the planning of Toronto's park system, including new parks, expansions and improved access to existing parks. Learn more. Complete the survey.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the September 2017 issue of UPDATE with news from our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES. 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.

 
 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

See a list of gardening resources.

Native Plant Sale.

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

 

WHAT'S THAT FLOWER?

Wendy Rothwell has created a beautiful and informative website Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park. Wildflowers may be searched by botanical name and by colour.

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 
 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also The Local Scoop

 
 

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