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Cherry Blossom Watch in High Park

Watch this space to track the development of the cherry blossoms in Toronto’s High Park.

Peak Bloom for Cherry Blossoms in High Park has ended!

There’s still so much more to experience in High Park beyond the blossoms! Sign up for our events, or register your child for our nature clubs and camps and don’t miss out on valuable outdoor opportunities in the heart of Toronto.

As of May 6, 2024most cherry blossom trees have shed their petals and their leaves are starting to show. This means peak bloom and the blooming period for cherry blossoms in High Park have come to an end. You can still visit High Park to catch some of the other beautiful spring flowers in bloom beyond the cherry blossoms. High Park is now open to vehicles on weekdays. The park will continue to remain closed to vehicles during weekends.

Thank you for joining us this cherry blossom season. See you again in 2025!

As of April 22, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park have reached peak bloom. We expect peak bloom to last between 4-10 days, depending on the weather conditions. Cool, calm weather can extend the bloom period, while warm, unsettled weather can shorten it.

As of April 19, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are at stage 5 of the bloom development process. We can clearly see the fluffy white petals of the blossoms . The bloom development process has begun with at least 20% of the cherry blossoms in High Park having opened and will continue over the weekend. We expect to reach peak bloom in High Park on Monday, April 22, when at least 70% of the blossoms will have opened. Once open, flowers last from 4-10 days, depending on the weather conditions. Cool, calm weather can extend the bloom period, while warm, unsettled weather can shorten it.

As of April 18, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are at stage 4 of the bloom development process. The peduncles or flower stems are getting longer and the individual florets can be clearly seen. We will be slowly moving into stage 5 of bloom development process over the weekend. We expect to reach peak bloom in High Park on Monday, April 22. Once open, flowers last from 4-10 days, depending on the weather conditions. Cool, calm weather can extend the bloom period, while warm, unsettled weather can shorten it.

As of April 15, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park have reached stage 4 of the bloom development process. The peduncles or flower stems are getting longer and the individual florets can be clearly seen. We expect to reach peak bloom in High Park on Monday, April 22. Once open, flowers last from 4-10 days, depending on the weather conditions. Cool, calm weather can extend the bloom period, while warm, unsettled weather can shorten it.

As of April 14, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 3 of the bloom development process. The deep pink florets have extended from the green buds and its peduncles are slowly starting to show. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we expect peak bloom in High Park to happen sometime in the coming two weeks.

As of April 13, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 3 of the bloom development process. The deep pink florets have extended from the green buds. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we expect peak bloom in High Park to happen sometime in the coming two weeks.

As of April 10, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 3 of the bloom development process. The pink florets have started extending from the green buds. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we expect peak bloom in High Park to happen sometime in the coming two weeks.

As of April 9, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 2 of the bloom development process. The fat round green buds have opened up and tiny pink florets have emerged from them. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on weather conditions, we will be able to make a prediction about when peak bloom will occur in the coming days.

As of April 8, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 2 of the bloom development process. The fat round green buds have opened up and tiny pink florets have started emerging from them. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on weather conditions, we will be able to make a prediction about when peak bloom will occur in the coming days.

As of April 5, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 1 of the bloom development process. The buds have started opening up and slowly moving into the next stage where tiny pink florets will start being more visible. We expect the buds to reach stage 2 by next week. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can move the buds along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we will be able to make a prediction about when peak bloom will occur in the coming weeks.

As of March 28, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park are in stage 1 of the bloom development process. The green buds are getting fatter and rounder as we move slowly but surely into the next stage where tiny florets will start being visible. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can help the buds move along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we will be able to make a prediction about when peak bloom will occur in the coming weeks.

As of March 20, 2024, the cherry blossoms in High Park have reached stage 1 of the bloom development process. Despite the cold and snowy start to the spring season this week, the buds have pushed through slowly and steadily and are now fat, round and green. Cold weather can slow down the bloom development process, while warmer spring weather can help the buds move along quicker. Depending on the weather conditions, we will be able to make a prediction about when peak bloom will occur in the coming weeks.

As of March 13, 2024, the cherry blossoms are still brown buds. Some of the blossoms are slowly starting to show a few green tips. It is still too early to make a definitive prediction on when peak bloom will occur. Depending on what the weather conditions look like this month, we can make a better prediction in the coming weeks.

As of March 1, 2024, the cherry blossoms are still brown buds. It is still too early to make a definitive prediction on when peak bloom will occur. Depending on the weather conditions look like this month, we can make a better prediction in the coming weeks.

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.

Hundreds of thousands of visitors come to High Park to see the Cherry Blossoms. It is important to be prepared. Here are our biggest tips for visiting High Park to see the blossoms.

Vehicle-free experience

This year, the Cherry Blossoms at High Park will be a vehicle-free blooming experience! High Park attracts thousands of visitors 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).

Note: TTC Wheel-Trans vehicles are excepted.

Midland Painted Turtle hatchlings emerge around the same time as cherry blossoms. These hatchlings are tiny and are about the size of a quarter. If you are lucky enough to find one in the park please call the Turtle Protectors Hotline 647-491-4057. They will send a team of volunteers to look for more and to ensure hatchlings get safely to water without being stepped on.

Cherry Blossom Bloom Tracking

Explore our peak bloom data! Learn how we try to predict peak bloom and the factors that can influence its timing.

History of High Park's Cherry Blossoms

Learn more about the history of Sakura trees in High Park. It all started back on April 1, 1959, when 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.

Map of Cherry Blossom Trees in High Park