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Cherry Blossom Watch
Welcome to Cherry Blossom Watch 2019!
As of April 18, 2019 the cherry blossom buds are showing as much green as they were last week but, they are starting to swell up! It is safe to say that we are entering Stage One. The cherry blossoms are expected to bloom anytime between late April to early May.

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).


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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