We recently wrote about a cherry blossom report that said blossom were expected to bloom in the 20th at High Park. Thanks to the sunnier weather last week, it looks like that’s exactly what happened! We’re excited to see that the cherry blossom at one one of the most popular spring spots are in full peak today, and there’s been an announcement that road access by vehicle has been restricted due to the expected traffic of pedestrians.
If you didn’t already know, here’s a fun fact: most of the cherry blossoms in High Park were actually a gift from Tokyo dating back to World War 2 where Toronto took in a lot of Japanese Canadians.
If you’re thinking of heading to High Park to takes pictures among the blooms, here’s a few etiquette rules we’d recommend you follow:
- Don’t pick or break off any blossoms
- Don’t shake the trees
- Don’t climb on the branches or trees, as the mature ones aren’t strong enough to hold the weight of a person, even children
- Don’t leave any litter!
With that being said, happy photo taking, picnic-ing, and strolling among one of spring’s greatest gifts.
Where: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3, Canada