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.

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High Park is one of the few places where you can actually forget that you are in the middle of a city.

Sharon Lovett,
Leader of High Park Stewards

Tours, Walks, and Talks

Topic: To Be Announced

August 21 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: TBA
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Trees of the Park

September 4 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Don Scallen
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Topic: To Be Announced

September 18 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: TBA
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Call for a Ban on Fishing at High Park’s Grenadier Pond Time to put nature first

For at least a decade the High Park Natural Environment Committee (NEC) has been urging the City of Toronto to put an end to fishing at Grenadier Pond. The committee’s concerns are well documented in a series of letters to…

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…

Grenadier Pond Wetland Complex declared a Provincially Significant Wetland

We are pleased to announce that the Grenadier Pond Wetland Complex has been given “Provincially Significant Wetland” status by the Ontario government. The evaluation summary, conducted by Toronto Region Conservation for the Ministry of Northern Development, Natural Resources, and Forestry, …

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Cicada. Photo: Bob Yukich

What's that Buzz?

On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas. Read more about cicadas in High Park >>

Spicebush Swallowtail female. Photo: Bob Yukich

On the Wing

Watch carefully and you may spot this large Spicebush Swallowtail. High Park's abundant sassafras trees support Toronto's only known breeding colony of this southern species. Also watch for the yellow and black Eastern Tiger
Swallowtail. Read more about butterflies in High Park »

Woodland Sunflower. Photo: Wendy Rothwell

Savannah Flowers

This is peak flowering time for many savannah plants. Look for woodland sunflower, black-eyed Susan, butterfly milkweed, cup plant, big bluestem and many others. See the Savannah Flowers Gallery »

Columbine.

Wild Columbine
Aquilegia canadensis

Wild Bergamot. Photo: Sharon Lovett

Wild Bergamot
Monarda fistulosa

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Goldenrod
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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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