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Cherry Blossom Watch
Welcome to Cherry Blossom Watch 2019!
As of May 21, the High Park Cherry Blossoms are no longer in bloom and our 2019 Cherry Blossom Watch has come to an end. We'll see you in 2020!

The flowering of the Sakura trees is spectacular, but peak bloom (typically in late April to early May, depending on the weather) only lasts about a week, so keep updated on the progress of the blooms by visiting this page or following us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram! We will be updating the tracker every few days from now until full bloom.


We also have a Cherry Blossom Hotline! Call 647-946-2547 for additional information about bloom predictions.

New in 2019 - Car-free

New for 2019, the Cherry Blossoms will be a car-free blooming experience! There are thousands of visitors to High Park during our peak bloom days, and to maintain a safe experience for all, the park will be closed to vehicles during this time (day and night).

More on Car-Free

Learn more about the history of Sakura trees in High Park. It all started back in April 1, 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.

More of the history

Explore our peak bloom data and learn more about how we try to predict peak bloom and the factors that can influence it's timing.

More about blooms
Map of Cherry Blossom Trees in High Park
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