High Park Stewards

COVID-19 measures are in effect

Many regular programs are suspended.

Please stay on trail and avoid trampling plants while practising physical distancing.

All dogs must be on leash in High Park except in designated off-leash areas.

Learn more about using park and recreation facilities during COVID-19.

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Usual Time & Place

  • Stewardship sessions are held monthly on the 2nd and 4th Sundays, except December, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM rain or shine. Work sessions meet in front of Grenadier Cafe. Winter sessions are educational and held at Howard Park Tennis Club.

Waiver Form

  • For our hands-on work in the park, all Stewards need to sign a City waiver document once a year. To save time at the sessions please print and fill out these two pages prior to coming. We will also have them on site. See these instructions for guidance.

Boulevard Beds

Our 2019 Stewards Summary is out!

Check out all the details on our blog or download a handy file (PDF) by clicking on the download button.

About Our Stewardship Program

For those of us who care about the environment and the survival of creatures of all kinds, finding a way to actually do something to help them survive, enhances our own lives and will be a legacy to be proud of...

20th Anniversary

On Jan 22, 2017 we celebrated two decades of habitat restoration. See what we accomplished, learn the words of the Oak Savannah song, see photos from the event and more...

Most Recent Session

Sunday, March 22, Project Swallowtail, Apr 26 Container Gardening

View the March 22 presentation on-line

Learn about a program of Inthezonegardens.ca (Carolinian Canada, World Wildlife Fund and other groups) that helps gardeners collaborate to create corridors for pollinators in their own neighbourhoods.

Join us for More Upcoming Sessions

Outdoor sessions are dependent on weather and growing conditions and what is determined to be the greatest need for our volunteer efforts.

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High Park Stewards meet on the second and fourth Sundays of each month, rain or shine. See the list of dates and choose which session you would like to join.

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High Park Stewards Guidebook: Rare Plants of the Endangered High Park Black Oak Savannah

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A plant and habitat guide, history of High Park, account of volunteering experiences and catalog of stewardship resources all in one entertaining pocket-sized book.

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What's New?

Welcome to Our New Website!

By High Park Nature | September 14, 2020
Since the High Park Nature website was first launched in 2010, it has provided a wealth of information about the natural features of High Park. Now we are pleased to…

New Treatment for Buckthorn

By High Park Nature | July 9, 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…

Toronto Star article, January 13, 2020

By High Park Nature | April 5, 2020
“We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it?” Read the article or The Star Pressreader version

High Park Christmas Bird Count Results

By High Park Nature | December 27, 2019
The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). The High Park route ended up with 43 species, our lowest since…

High Park Stewards Summary 2019

By High Park Nature | December 1, 2019
There were over 280 participants (between 110 individuals coming at least once) who came out to High Park Stewards field restoration events. The average number of Stewards that attended each…

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