Exploring High Park’s Waterways

Join us once again for our Sunday morning High Park Walking Tours. On Sunday May 26, we will explore the beautiful waterways of High Park. From our meeting point at the Bloor Street entrance, we will descend to the start…

Finding and Caring for Native Plants Native plant sales, Resources and Community Groups

Now is the time to think about adding more native plants to your garden to help create a haven for wildlife including pollinators, insects and birds. When planning your garden think about how the plants provide food and shelter throughout…

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…

Protecting Wildlife – A new role for volunteers 2024 Traditional and Prescribed Burn

People have asked about the safety of the animals in High Park during the traditional and prescribed burn. The prescribed burn in High Park is a low-intensity fire as is appropriate for savannahs and woodlands. Flames stay very low and…

Our First Walk Of The Season – Sunday April 14

Join us once again for our Sunday morning High Park Walking Tours. On Sunday April 14, we’ll explore the eastern perimeter of the park. We’ll visit the Bloor fountain, the old lawn bowling club, the beautiful memorial gateway, the children’s…

Art In The Park

Please join us for our regular 90 minute Sunday walk. There are a number of beautiful sculptures and statues in the park – some tucked away and some in plain site. Art enthusiast and former teacher Grace Petrucci will introduce…

The Birds of Autumn Fall Migration in High Park

This will be an introduction to the habitats in High Park with a focus on birds. Steve Garrett will point out the different habitats in the park and talk about what’s happening with the birdlife all around us: sparrows and thrushes…

The Trees of High Park

Sunday September 10 The Trees of High Park On this walk Don Scallen will share stories about the diverse trees that thrive in High Park’s remarkable urban forest. Rare Black Oak savanna thrives on its sandy soils. Regionally rare Sassafras…

Exploring The Trails

  Sunday August 6 Exploring The Trails Join Mark Ellwood for a pleasant walk through some of the beautiful trails in the park. We’ll walk along a pretty, meandering path down the west side near Grenadier Pond. We’ll then cross…

Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies

Sunday July 16 Caterpillars, Moths, and Butterflies Join us for a terrific walk featuring caterpillars, moths and butterflies. Tour leader Don Scallen dove into the natural world as a little boy and has remained immersed ever since. He’s a birder,…

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