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High Park Movement Study and Survey Your Opportunity to Speak Up for High Park

The City is launching the High Park Movement Strategy: “a study to improve the travel network for High Park and better serve park users and the community.” The first step is an online survey.  More information can be found on…

LDD (Gypsy) Moth Caterpillars Lymnatria dispar dispari - The "LDD Moth"

If you’ve been walking through wooded areas in the park recently, you may have heard what looks like a gentle rain pitter pattering around you. Not rain, but the munching of hundreds of Gypsy Moth caterpillars! They have been feeding…

TRCA’s 2019 Terrestrial Biological Inventory of High Park View virtual presentation

Presentation Link and Follow-Up Q&As now available! Learn about the Toronto & Region Conservation Authority’s methodology, findings and observations as presented in the final High Park Terrestrial Biological Inventory Report, 2019. A question and answer opportunity followed the presentation. Urban…

Sakura – Cherry Trees in High Park How this Japanese tradition came to High Park

High Park’s cherry trees will not be accessible for viewing in person this year due to COVID-19.  Learn more about virtual blossom viewing. The ritual of Sakura (cherry blossom) Hanami (flower viewing) comes to us from Japan where it has…

5 Important Ways to Protect Wildlife in Toronto As Spring approaches, we look forward to a new year of gardening, stewardship, bird watching and protecting the natural habitats we care about.

As Spring approaches, we look forward to a new year of gardening, stewardship, bird watching and protecting the natural habitats we care about. Some things can be accomplished by groups of people and others can be done at home. For…

Leave the Leaves for Wildlife and more things to do this spring… Don't clean-up your garden just yet insects need some time to grow

Now that spring-like weather is here, we gardeners are desperate to “get in the garden” but the insects need us to hold on just a little bit longer. Garden waste pickup begins next week (March 15) but we urge you…

New Treatment for Buckthorn Demonstration Trial Summer 2020

This summer Urban Forestry is partnering in a demonstration trial with BioForest, a forest pest management company, to manage invasive buckthorn shrubs using the bioherbicide Chontrol Peat Paste. The active ingredient Chondrostereum purpureum is a naturally occurring fungi in forest…

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