High Park

Overview

  • Neighbourhood is bounded where Dundas St W meets Bloor St W, west to Keele St.
  • High Park is Toronto’s largest municipal park that opened in 1876 and spans 400 acres. Both a mixed natural and recreational park, it offers sporting, cultural & educational facilities as well as gardens, playgrounds and a zoo. Stretching from Bloor St W south to The Queensway, Parkside Dr west to Ellis Park Road and Grenadier Pond.
  • High Park has the most impressive grove of sakura/cherry blossom trees in the city where each year in the spring for a 2 week period, thousands of residents and tourists gather for the cherry blossom viewing. This originated In 1959, Japanese ambassador to Canada, Toru-Hagiwara, presented 2000 Japanese Somei-Yoshino Sakurathe on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo, as a gift to the citizens of Toronto to plant for their support of Japanese-Canadian refugees after WWII.
  • High Park contains a diverse range of houses, families gravitate to the single family homes in the neighbourhood – there are also a large number of rental opportunities in the area which appeals to singles and couples.
  • The neighbourhood’s features include gently rolling hills, winding streets, and beautiful Oak trees that enchant and delight those who live here.
  • The neighbourhood is home to a wide range of people
  • The school’s in High Park, such as Humberside Collegiate attract many families
  • High Parks, Jamie Bell Adventure Playground is known as a family meeting spot built by the community, was sadly destroyed by a fire on March 17th, the neighbourhood landmark was then rebuilt in 2012.