Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!
TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS
CITY PARKS CLOSURES COVID-19. Full details (primarily amenities including DOLA).
The High Park Nature Centre is temporarily closed during COVID-19. Please check their website for future updates.
Sunday Walks are suspended until further notice.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Toronto has cancelled the delivery of all non-essential services and closed many facilities. In light of this decision, Urban Forestry has cancelled volunteer events and programs until further notice. The High Park Stewards are considering other types of online meetings and educational programs.
Climate Change and its Impact on Grenadier Pond - Sunday Walking Tour Sunday, March 15, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Led by Senior Aquatic Ecologist Christine Tu-Parker. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info
Know Your Nature - High Park Rangers led walk - Family Nature Walk Saturday, March 29, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers group. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info
NEWS & SIGHTINGS
PRESCRIBED BURN SPRING 2020 - CANCELLED
Due to COVID-19, Urban Forestry has cancelled the spring 2020 prescribed burn in High Park and South Humber Park. For more information about the prescribed burn program and ongoing forest management, please visit Urban Forest management City of Toronto. READ MORE
TRCA INVENTORY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE
The updated Birds of Toronto booklet is now available free at local Toronto Public Libraries.
See Spring awakening at Grenadier Pond article
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
Natural Environment Committee
Environmental Commissioner reports (Pre-2019)
Saxe Facts Ontario's former Environmental Commissioner's own website contains her reports as well as blogs and much information on the environment, energy and related topics.
High Park Stewards
Sunday, March 22, Project Swallowtail, Apr 26 Container Gardening
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.
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High Park in the News
RAVINE STRATEGY: Ravine Strategy Deputations Many people made comments and presentations at the Jan 23 city council's Executive Committee meeting to promote protecting nature over recreation in Toronto's ravines. See 2:04 to 2:11 for HP and PNTO comments. Council approved the plan on Jan 27.
NEW APRIL 2020: Online Meetings and Resources
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
See a list of gardening resources.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
Toronto Biodiversity Strategy
The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Strategy, booklets
ROM Discount for our Stewards
Toronto Region Conservation Authority
High Park Terrestrial Inventory Report, 2019 pdf of report