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.