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

Recovery After The Burn

June 5 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Jaclyn Scobie
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Plants and Pollinators

June 19 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Clement Kent
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Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies

July 3 at 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Host: Don Scallen
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Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

What's New?

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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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. Photo: David Beadle

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 »

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Wild Columbine
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Wild Bergamot. Photo: Sharon Lovett

Wild Bergamot
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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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