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


 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Meandering Mindfully in Nature - Family Nature Walk - Saturday, October 19, 1.30-3.00 pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Come on out for an autumn walk, explore what it means to be mindful in nature, stretch into animal forms and experience a sit spot. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

Autumn Splendour Photo-Buff Walk - Sunday Walk Sunday, October 20, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Bring your camera or photo device and shoot nature’s colourful glory with High Park photographer David Allen. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

HAWK WATCH

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

 

TREE REMOVALS

Urban Forestry is continuing forest management in High Park starting this fall to remove large invasive trees (e.g. Norway maples), as well as smaller invasive shrubs and tree saplings. Work will be done near Colborne Lodge to prepare for new stairs to be installed. Notice

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. In fall 2019 Toronto Region Conservation will be doing manual spading of phragmites rhizomes.

READ MORE and MAP

 

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, Oct. 27, Buckthorn Busting

10:30 am to 12:30 pm.   

Meet in front of the Grenadier restaurant (rain or shine)

more info and upcoming sessions.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2018 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

Free Pollinator Plants (In the Zone Gardens)

From September 22 to October 12, WWF-Canada, along with various local collaborators, is participating in a series of west end Toronto neighbourhood events to help communities restore wildlife habitat in parts of West Toronto. ITZ Event Calendar and Event poster


 

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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