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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…
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…

INVASIVE PLANT CONTROL CONTINUES DOG STRANGLING VINE MANAGEMENT, SUMMER 2023

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…

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…

Invasive Tree Removal Woody invasive trees are removed in winter by Urban Forestry

With the longer days of February, activity in High Park is gearing up for spring. Specifically, Urban Forestry is removing large invasive trees. This initiative is part of the City’s Urban Forestry’s Natural Area Management program for the restoration of…

Taking the Lead New Public Education Campaign Launches in High Park

Paws for Parks is a volunteer group composed of nature supporters, dog owners and concerned community members. The group’s mission is to promote responsible pet-walking practices in public parks. Paws for Parks has begun reaching out to park users 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…

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