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…
Chronolog project at Grenadier Pond. Photo: Karen Yukich

The View from Here Grenadier Pond joins worldwide Chronolog project

A new Chronolog mount has been installed at the lookout pier on Grenadier Pond by the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA).  This pilot project invites visitors to take digital pictures of the same view over time and post them…

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…
New Purple Martin House. Spring 2023. Photo: Clara Greig

First Occupants of Our New Purple Martin House Spring/Summer 2023 Report

Contributed by David Creelman Earlier this year, ‘The Martineers’, a small group of local birders who look after the old Purple Martin house at the south end of Grenadier Pond, approached TRCA (Toronto and Region Conservation Authority). The old house…

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,…


Urban Forestry will continue with management of Dog Strangling Vine in High Park over the next 3-4 weeks this summer.  Staff have been strategically and actively managing a small number of areas of vegetation within High Park for over 20…

Who Goes To The Park?

Forty years ago, artist Warabe Aska created a beautiful book filled with paintings that he made in High Park. He called the book, “Who Goes To The Park.” We will visit the site of each painting to see what it…

Bouncing Back from the Burn

Join us for our first walk of 2023. On April 13, the city undertook a prescribed burn on parts of the Black Oak Savanah. On our walk, we will visit those areas and see how nature has started to bounce…

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…

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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