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

Sightings

White-breasted Nuthatch. Photo: Iain Fleming

Winter Birds

Winter birds, such as this White-breasted Nuthatch, have settled in to feast on seeds and berries in High Park. Read more about winter birding in High Park »

Oak in winter. Photo: Karen Yukich

High Park in Winter

Visit High Park in winter and see what is often obscured by summer's greenery. 

Coyote in Winter. Photo: Tony Pus

Wildlife in Winter

Winter can be a good time to spot wildlife like this coyote. Read more about wildlife in winter »

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What's New?

Taking the Lead New Public Education Campaign Launches in High Park

The High Park On-Leash Committee (HPOC) is a volunteer group composed of High Park Nature supporters, dog owners and concerned community members. The group’s mission is to encourage compliance with the dog-walking rules in High Park through education. The HPOC…

High Park Nature UPDATE News from the Natural Environment Committee, January 2023

These items were discussed at the January 2023 meeting of the High Park Natural Environment Committee: A prescribed burn tour in November with TRCA, city staff and members of the committee assessed the condition of different of burn sites in…

Spraying for LDD/Spongy Moth Caterpillars Spring 2022 with Late Summer Update

High Park was sprayed for LDD Moth caterpillars (also known as Spongy Moth, previously called Gypsy Moth) in spring 2022. The first application took place on Saturday, May 28, the second one on Tuesday, May 31 and the final one…

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…

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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