Toronto’s Japanese flowering cherry trees (Sakura) and its cherry groves in several parks are enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year during the spring blossom. The trees also contribute important habitat and canopy cover as part of the urban forest. Your donation supports the cherry trees’ health and our enjoyment of them.


Toronto is home to many beautiful cherry tree groves in parks across the city. Every spring the trees delight visitors with their stunning blossoms. Groves are located in Birkdale Ravine, Centennial Park (Etobicoke), High Park, and Toronto Island Park, with other cherries in parks throughout Toronto.

Many of Toronto’s Sakura cherries were generously donated to the City of Toronto, particularly by several Japanese and Japanese-Canadian organizations and individuals to honour the relationship between Canada and Japan. Toronto’s cherry trees are carefully managed by staff in the Parks and Urban Forestry sections.

You can carry on the philanthropic tradition that has been such a big part of Toronto’s cherry tree story. Your donation will support:

  • Planting new cherry trees
  • Maintaining our existing cherry trees
  • Interpretation and education – the story of our cherry trees and groves
  • Enhanced landscaping around our cherry tree groves

The City will provide a charitable tax receipt for donations of $20 or more. You can make your gift in honour or memory of a loved one.

Photo of pinkish-white blossoms on a cherry tree against a blue sky.
Cherry blossoms appear in spring and make beautiful photographs.