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February 16, 2024

Aira MacCaull, Event and Operations Director at the High Park Nature Centre speaks with CBC Radio’s David Common about the annual global Great Backyard Bird Count and our community science birding events in High Park …. read more

April 12, 2024

Many Torontonians may be wondering when the cherry blossoms in High Park will bloom. The west-end park’s sakura trees, given to the city in 1959 by Japan’s ambassador to Canada, have drawn hundreds of thousands of people …. read more

February 9, 2024

Aira MacCaull, Event and Operations Director at the High Park Nature Centre speaks with CBC Radio’s Jill Dempsey about animal courtship and mating behaviours and our Love is Wild Family Nature Walk in High Park …. read more

October 7, 2023

Some Toronto families started their long weekend with a ‘Plantsgiving’ in High Park Saturday morning. The High Park Nature Centre says the event was an opportunity to help the ecosystem by adding native plants to the landscape …. read more

April 20, 2023

Toronto’s High Park cherry blossoms are blooming early this year. The fleeting annual spectacle created when the buds of the Japanese sakura trees blossom into white and pink flowers is well underway …. read more

April 14, 2023

If the unusually high temperatures has you eager to embrace cherry blossom season, you don’t need to head to a likely congested High Park to take in their delicate blush glory. …. read more

April 11, 2023

After an exceptionally gloomy winter season in Toronto, balmy spring weather has finally arrived. And with that comes cherry blossom season. Thousands of Japanese Sakura trees across the city are expected to bloom …. read more

March 27, 2023

Spring is here and before long Ontario will be full of gorgeous pink blooms. One popular spot to enjoy the cherry blossoms is Toronto’s High Park and the area draws tons of visitors every year. …. read more

August 28, 2022

For many Torontonians, immersing in nature is only a streetcar ride away. High Park, in the city’s west end, offers visitors 400 acres of forests, gardens, and recreational facilities, with one-third of the park …. read more

April 13, 2022

It’s been a tumultuous spring, but one sure sign of warmer weather is when High Park’s cherry blossoms bloom, and it could happen soon. The cherry blossom trees, or Sakuras, are budding …. read more

April 11, 2022

With the popular annual cherry blossom season just around the corner, the High Park Nature Centre has created resources and guides for the public to have a pleasant cherry blossom viewing experience. The spectacular flowering of Sakura trees attracts tens of thousands of …. read more

January 14, 2022

Amid the rapidly evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the High Park Nature Centre (HPNC) has pivoted to a hybrid programming model to continue fostering safe and valuable nature connections between Torontonians and nature at High Park and beyond. Based on staff comfort and availability …. read more

June 20, 2018
Councillor Mary-Margaret McMahon (Ward 32 Beaches-East York), Chair of the City’s Parks and Environment Committee, joined by Councillor Sarah Doucette (Ward 13 Parkdale-High Park) and representatives from the High Park Nature Centre, today announced a fundraising campaign to refurbish the 86-year-old High Park Forest School to become the High Park Visitor and Nature Centre…. read more
March 3, 2015

$269,900 Weston Family Parks Challenge grant to support High Park Nature Centre’s outdoor classroom.

The Weston Family Parks Challenge has committed $269,900 over three years to support the High Park Nature Centre’s Outdoor Urban Restoration Space (OURSpace). The project will bring together innovative partners to create a nature-focused outdoor classroom …. read more

January 16, 2015

$350,500 Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant to Support Capacity Building Move.

The Ontario Trillium Foundation has awarded the High Park Nature Centre the single largest grant in the Nature Centre’s history. The Foundation has committed $350,500 over three years to support the High Park Nature Centre’s move to the historic …. read more

January 7, 2015

$350,000 grant over three years makes move possible This spring the High Park Nature Centre will have a new place to call home. As of April 2015 the Nature Centre, currently located at 440 Parkside Dr., will be on the move to a new space near the entrance to High Park at Bloor Street West …. read more

August 19, 2014

The ponds near Melanie Gisler’s Corvallis, Ore., home were lousy with bullfrogs. Whenever the restoration ecologist went hiking, the banks would come alive as they hopped to safety. Their exodus to the waters resembled a swarm of lemmings …. read more

March 31, 2014

High Park science project to help dispel myths, collect data on bat species.

“Will it suck my blood?” It’s the one of the first questions kids ask Natalie Harder and other staff at the High Park Nature Centre when the topic of bats is raised …. read more

March 7, 2014

An all-ages outing led by the park’s young naturalists is a fun, informative way to spend a mildish afternoon.

Last Saturday, the temperature was forecast to finally climb out of the sub-zero range (for one day only, mind you, before plunging again). This a perfect opportunity to join a family nature walk led by High Park’s young rangers …. read more