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.


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



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 »

Red-winged Blackbird male

Setting Up Territory

Red-winged blackbirds, robins, cardinals - and many more! High Park's resident breeding birds are already busy establishing their territory. Read more about birds of High Park »

Tours, Walks, and Talks

What's New?

Movement Strategy Fails to Put Nature and Pedestrians First High Park Movement Strategy enters final phase

Focus on Protecting Nature When work on the City-led High Park Movement Strategy began in 2021, more than three-quarters of people surveyed sent a clear message : Enhancing and conserving the park’s ecological integrity should be a high priority in…

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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Wetland Plants

Invasive Plants