You Can View Cherry Blossoms Virtually at High Park this Year
A spectacular way to welcome Spring each year is by viewing the beautiful cherry blossoms flowering at High Park. Each year, thousands of people take part in the century old Japanese tradition of Sakura Hanami, or 'cherry blossom flower viewing.' Most of the cherry blossoms are located in an area called Hillside, along the west area of the park beside Grenadier Pond.
Sadly, High Park is now closed as of today, April 30, 2020, for safety reasons, and to ensure there are no large gatherings and that public continues to practice physical distancing. The park will reopen at some point, and dates will be announced once peak bloom time has concluded. The City of Toronto is asking that you do not visit High Park during the closure.
To encourage everyone to stay home and stay safe, the city is planning multiple virtual cherry blossom experiences on a variety of social media platforms until peak bloom ends. During peak bloom, you'll be able to take a virtual walk through the blossoms. Dates and timing are weather dependent. Details will be posted online as soon as possible. Find out more at: www.toronto.ca.
You can also check this continuous livestream of the High Park grove 24 hours a day and watch the progress of the cherry tree blooms until peak bloom ends. This is weather dependent.