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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Decorate a Tree for the Birds Saturday December 15 and Sunday December 16, 10am-12 or 1-3pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Fee/Suggested Donation: $10 Per Person (Kids under 3 free) Help decorate an evergreen tree in High Park with handmade pine cone bird feeders and edible garlands for the birds. Hike through the woods and learn how to feed chickadees from the palm of your hand, search the skies for soaring hawks and discover how birds like cardinals, nuthatches and woodpeckers survive the winter.

Arrive early Saturday morning to join the Christmas Bird Count for Kids a by donation event! Saturday, December 15, 8:00-9:30am. You will learn how to use binoculars (bring your own pair if you have them), identify birds, and collect data to help with bird conservation efforts.

More details

 

Holiday Hike - Sunday Walk Sunday, December 16, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. An informal stress-relieving holiday outing. A brisk but casual social walk ending with hot cider at Colborne Lodge Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

TREE REMOVALS

As part of the ongoing restoration program, some invasive and non-compatible trees are being removed to prepare for a spring prescribed burn and to make space for native tree and shrub plantings. Tree Removal Notice

 

SWIMMING IN CIRCLES

Have you seen ducks swimming in circles on Grenadier Pond? They're Northern Shovellers feeding just below the surface with their spatulate bills. More about birds

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting this fall Toronto Region Conservation has begun a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.

READ MORE and MAP

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

December Break

Winter 2019 program TBA

Enjoy the park and check back in January

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2017 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Plant Resources page

 

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

Natural Environment Committee - next meeting January 7, 2019 (to be confirmed).

Read the October 2018 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.

 

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

 

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

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 

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