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…

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…

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…

High Park Nature UPDATE News from the Natural Environment Committee, January 2023

These items were discussed at the January 2023 meeting of the High Park Natural Environment Committee: A prescribed burn tour in November with TRCA, city staff and members of the committee assessed the condition of different of burn sites 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…

Trees and Ravines

Trees are the guardians of Toronto’s unique ravine landscape. Join us to celebrate High Park’s amazing diversity of trees, its many beautiful ravines, and learn about the City of Toronto’s ravine strategy. We’ll visit and get to know the trees,…

The New Species on the Block

Some of the plants and animals in High Park have been here for thousands of years, but others are newer arrivals. These species may have come with settlers in the 1800s or earlier – sometimes on purpose, sometimes accidentally! Learn…

The New Species on the Block

Some of the plants and animals in High Park have been here for thousands of years, but others are newer arrivals. These species may have come with settlers in the 1800s or earlier – sometimes on purpose, sometimes accidentally! Learn…

Ecology

History

Birds

Mammals

Herps

Fish

Insects

Trees + Shrubs

Wildflowers

Grasses

Wetland Plants

Invasive Plants

Research

Restoration

Volunteer

Maps