Cherry blossom trees are located in parks and other locations throughout Toronto. Take part in the centuries-old tradition of hanami, the Japanese term for flower viewing. Called sakura in Japan, these cherry blossom trees bloom at the end of April to early May.
Follow High Park Nature Centre as they share the stages of the bloom in High Park.
Donate to the Sakura Cherry Trees Project and support planting new cherry trees and maintaining existing trees.
1959 – The Japanese ambassador to Canada, Toru-Hagiwara, presented 2000 Japanese Somei-Yoshino Sakura trees to the citizens of Toronto on behalf of the citizens of Tokyo. The trees were planted in appreciation of Toronto accepting re-located Japanese-Canadians following the Second World War. Many were planted on the hillside overlooking Grenadier Pond.
1984 – A grove of Japanese cherry trees were planted along a pathway west of the Children’s Adventure Playground. The trees were donated by Yoriki and Midori Iwasaki as a special gift to the people of Toronto and “a joyful symbol of life”.
2001 – Through the Consulate General of Japan in Toronto’s “Sakura Project”, 34 Yoshino ‘Akebono’ and Kwanzan ‘Fugenzo’ Sakura trees were donated and planted on the east shore of Grenadier Pond near the Maple Leaf garden.
2006 – Sixteen additional Yoshino Sakura trees were planted near the original 1959 planting site.
2019 – New trees planted in a special ceremony to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Sakura trees donated to High Park in 1959 by the citizens of Tokyo
Use What3Words to find the cherry blossom trees within the park (see locations below). What3words is a free app that can be downloaded to your smartphone from the app store or you can visit their website from your browser.
Climbing the cherry trees, pulling on the branches and plucking off the blooms can damage the trees. Stay on existing trails to protect ecologically sensitive areas. Keep the area beautiful by putting litter in its place.
1100 Brimley Rd.
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35 Crendon Dr.
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225 Confederation Dr.
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443 Arlington Ave.
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151 Elmcrest Rd.
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|Cherry Street and Villiers Street
309 Cherry St,
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755 Lawrence Ave. E.
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100 Princes Blvd.
142 Colborne Lodge Dr.
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There is no vehicle or parking access to High Park during the cherry blossom peak bloom period. Only Wheel-Trans vehicles will be allowed into High Park during peak bloom.
Check out the High Park Nature Centre Blossom Watch to find out when the trees are in bloom.
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6 Garamond Crt.
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|John P. Robarts Research Library
130 St George St.
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|Toronto Island Park
Take the ferry at 9 Queens Quay W.
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|Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen ST. W.
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|University of Toronto Scarborough Campus
1265 Military Tr.
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The U of T Scarborough Campus is close to Morningside Park.
1695 Queen St. E.
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4700 Keele St.