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

Tours, Walks, and Talks

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December 4 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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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…

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…

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…

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Hooded Merganser male with fish. Photo: Mike Taggart

Diving Ducks

During fall migration many diving ducks stop to feed at High Park's ponds. This male Hooded Merganser is gobbling down a small fish. Read more about ducks in High Park >>

Acorns. Photo: Karen Yukich

A Feast of Acorns

Acorns are absolutely perfect meals for squirrels, chipmunks, mice, blue jays and insects. Squirrels can open and eat acorns in half the time it takes to eat other hard nuts and seeds. Read more about acorns in High Park »

on hawk hill

Hawk Watch

The High Park Hawk Watch runs until Nov. 30. Drop by Hawk Hill to see the action! Read more about watching hawks in High Park »

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 More key contacts.

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

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