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.