- Grenadier Pond Wetland Complex - Provincially Significant Wetland: evaluation summary TRCA 2022 and Province’s cover letter
- High Park Terrestrial Biological Inventory, TRCA 2019 Excerpts and Full Report on TRCA website
- High Park Woodland & Savannah Management Plan, 2002 and Maps
- High Park: Restoring a Jewel of Toronto’s Park System, City of Toronto
- Annotated Checklist: Vascular Plants for High Park and the surrounding Humber Plains, 2008 prepared by Steve Varga, OMNR
- ANSI Report - A Botanical Inventory and Evaluation of the High Park Woodlands, Steve Varga, 1989
- High Park Protocol - A Discussion Paper, 1997 prepared by Charles Kinsley
- Environmentally Significant Areas (ESAs) in the City of Toronto, report 2012
NOTE: Hard copies of key reports and other documents are on file at the Toronto Public Library High Park Branch, 228 Roncesvalles Ave., in the community history archives.
Plants and Wildlife of Toronto's High Park
- Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park: photographic guide with detailed species descriptions by Wendy Rothwell
- Rare Plants of the Endangered Black Oak Savannah: A Volunteer Stewardship Program Guidebook
- Trees of High Park - HPMP 2002
- Shrubs and Vines of High Park - HPMP 2002
- Bird List - HPMP 2002
- Common Birds of High Park Oak Savannah and Woodlands
- Common Birds of High Park Wetlands
- Butterflies of High Park
- Dragonflies and Damselflies of High Park - High Park Odonate List
Grenadier Pond and Wetland Studies
- Grenadier Pond Wetland Complex PSW Evaluation, TRCA 2022
- Proposals for the Rehabilitation of Grenadier Pond, Wendigo Creek and Associated Wetlands, Gartner Lee, 1995 (text only)
- An Ecological Study of Grenadier Pond and the Surrounding Areas of High Park - Toronto, Wainio et al, 1976
- City of Toronto's Wet Weather Flow Management Master Plan - Environmental Assessment Study relating to Ellis Ave./Grenadier Pond projects:
City of Toronto Links
- City of Toronto webpage - High Park
- Toronto Municipal Code - Parks - rules about behaviour in Toronto parks, e.g. not removing any plant material, not releasing animals into the park
- City of Toronto webpage - Trees, Ravines
- City of Toronto Parks Plan - aims to connect people and communities with parks, advance greening and environmental sustainability, improve the quality of parks, and strengthen the parks system as a legacy for Toronto
- Toronto Community Stewardship Program - information on other city stewardship volunteer groups
- Livegreen Toronto - contains a wide variety of groups, activities, awards, grants and activities to improve the environmental health of the city (e.g. Pollinator Garden grants)
- A Survey of the Prairies and Savannas of Southern Ontario, Bakowsky and Riley
- Oak Savannas: Characteristics, Restoration and Long-Term Management (Wisconsin)
- Toronto Once had a Prairie! article by Frank Remiz in Toronto Field Naturalist newsletter, February 2017 (more about Toronto Field Naturalists)
- TD TreeBee, Tree Identification Excellent resource for tree identification with photos of all parts of the tree. Track your own trees on their website and view selected Heritage trees in Southern Ontario.
- Recordings and On Demand Learning
High Park in the Media
- High Park Nature on Facebook
- We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it? by Kate Allen, Toronto Star Jan 13, 2020. Read the article or The Star Pressreader version
- High Park Quarterly magazine - back issues
- Where there's smoke there's renewal by Emily Waugh, Toronto Star, May 14, 2022. Read the online, Pressreader or pdf version.
- Just how much of a park should High Park be? by Ben Spurr, Toronto Star, May 19, 2022. Read the pdf version.
Gardening with Native Plants
Here are some resources, plant lists and brochures that you can use to plan your garden, prepare for the High Park Stewards annual plant sale or brush up on the plants' needs after you take them home.
Native Plant Sales 2022
ITZ - In The Zone Canada WWF-Canada is pleased to continue sourcing native plants for 120 Loblaw garden centres across southern and eastern Ontario and 10 in southern Quebec. Plants start to arrive now.
What’s more, In the Zone — a collaborative initiative between WWF-Canada and Carolinian Canada — is hosting seven events with conservation and gardening experts in the coming weeks. Sign up to find out more!
NANPS - North American Native Plant Society. NANPS Sale page - Christie Pits, Sunday May 29, noon-3pm.
Project Swallowtail will have a native plant sale this spring. Orders will be accepted in May for June pickup. Please sign up to their email list for newsletters and links. Plant Sale - What to Expect (pdf)
TBG - Toronto Botanical Gardens May 14 9:30am to 2:30pm. Plant Sale. Also Plantapalooza, various dates. A series of pop-up plant markets throughout the growing season featuring specialty garden and houseplants, unique trees and shrubs, native and pollinator-friendly collections, as well as sustainable, eco-friendly products.
Evergreen Brickworks Garden Market.
The garden centre is fully stocked with Toronto’s widest selection of Ontario native flowers, plants and trees for gardens of all sizes—container on your condo countertop to your backyard in the city. Closed Mon and Tues.
Parkdale Horticultural Society
Plant Fair May 21, 2pm to 4pm.
MINI PLANT SALE @ THE RONCY FLEA
Roncy United Church
214 Wright Ave
Our tables will be situated along the south lawns, alongside Wright Ave.
- Plant Photos Brochure - pdf
- Chart List of plants - pdf
- Plants by Bloom Time - xls
- Plant signs
- Try our new Interactive Plant Search:
- Other Groups and Resources
- Links to groups that provide native plants and/or information on growing them
- Carolinian Canada/In the Zone: where to get native plants 2021
- IntheZone gardens and Loblaws native plants for sale 2021
- WWF-Canada is excited to announce that it has expanded its partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited to source native plants for 123 of their Garden Centres across southern Ontario.
- World Wildlife Federation Native Plant Encyclopedia
- Planting the Seed, A Guide to
Establishing Prairie and Meadow
Communities in Southern Ontario. Source:
- High Park Wildflowers website
- Pollinator Partnership - Find Your Roots
A tool for creating pollinator-friendly native plant lists for your habitat project