According to the official City of Toronto website , over one million visitors annually come to high park. High Park is the jewel of Toronto’s park system. The park, over one-third of which remains in a natural state, is home to many species of wildlife, including birds, fish and animals. Recognized as one of the most significant natural sites within the City of Toronto, the park contains an outstanding concentration of rare plant species. The park offers many popular attractions as well as activities for visitors to enjoy.
High Park’s 399 acres in the middle of Toronto is an excellent getaway for young and old people equally. There are many designated children’s playgrounds, sports facilities, 18 picnic areas, hiking trails, large green spaces, waterfront trails, benches galore and the list goes on and on.
High Park attracts many visitors in the spring to admire the beautiful cherry blossoms, and May is the best time to see the cherry trees in full bloom: Most of the Sakura cherry trees are located around Hillside Gardens and there are a few by the Duck Pond as well.
Sakura trees also known as cherry blossom trees are known for their elegance and beauty. Unfortunately they are also known for their short blooming periods. Approximately one week after the first blossoms appear, ‘kaika’, ‘full bloom’ or ‘mankai’ is achieved.