Eastern Tiger Swallowtail butterfly

Discover the natural wonders of High Park

Toronto’s High Park is home to one of North America’s most endangered habitats: Black Oak Savannah – a remnant of the sand prairie systems that once covered much of southern Ontario.




Spring Bees

Cellophane bees are one of the first insects you can see in the dry open areas of the oak savannah. Read more about bees in High Park »

Eastern Comma. Photo: Bob Yukich

Butterflies in Spring

Eastern Commas are one of the park's earliest butterflies. They fly on warm spring days after overwintering as adult butterflies, hibernating in tree bark cracks and other crevices. Read more about butterflies in High Park »

Burn in High Park

Prescribed Burn

Prescribed burns are conducted in spring to help restore High Park's globally rare black oak savannah.  Read more about prescribed burns »

Map of High Park

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Tours, Walks, and Talks

What's New?

Finding and Caring for Native Plants Native plant sales, Resources and Community Groups

Now is the time to think about adding more native plants to your garden to help create a haven for wildlife including pollinators, insects and birds. When planning your garden think about how the plants provide food and shelter throughout…

Sakura – Cherry Trees in High Park How this Japanese tradition came to High Park.

High Park’s cherry trees are blooming! Vehicle access is closed in the park. For more information, including a map of locations, virtual tours and accessibility information visit the City’s Cherry Blossoms webpage. Please take care to respect wildlife and their…

Protecting Wildlife – A new role for volunteers 2024 Traditional and Prescribed Burn

People have asked about the safety of the animals in High Park during the traditional and prescribed burn. The prescribed burn in High Park is a low-intensity fire as is appropriate for savannahs and woodlands. Flames stay very low and…

Responsible Use

Resources, tips and advice on how to balance recreation and taking care of nature when visiting Toronto's High Park.

You can help protect High Park
Your voice as a concerned citizen lends weight to issues that matter to you, the community and the park as a whole.

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.

Make a difference by volunteering with High Park Stewards or the Natural Environment Committee.

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