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Welcome to High Park, one of Toronto's most significant natural areas!

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Wildflowers and Grasses of the Oak Savannah - Sunday Walk Sunday, August 19, 10.30am to 12.00 noon. High Park Stewards tour natural restoration sites, explaining the work being done to return the park’s plant life to its original beauty. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

Urban Bat Walk & Star Party Wednesday, August 15. More details

 

All You Need is Bugs - Family Nature Walk Saturday, September 22, 1.30-3pm. Come explore the amazing world of bugs. Learn what makes an insect different from a bug. You’ll discover some of the reasons why bugs are so incredible. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More details

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

WHAT'S THAT BUZZ?

On the hot days of summer the air is full of the sound of cicadas.READ MORE

ON THE WING

Watch carefully and you may spot this large Spicebush Swallowtail. High Park's abundant sassafras trees support Toronto's only known breeding colony of this southern species. Also watch for the yellow Eastern Tiger Swallowtail. More about butterflies of High Park

 

WHAT'S IN BLOOM?

Black-eyed Susans are a magnet for bees and other insects. See more Wildflowers of Toronto's High Park, organized by name and colour.

 

DSV CONTROL

Forestry has started their annual management of Dog-Strangling Vine. Treatment in priority areas will continue until the end of August. Read more

 

PLANNING UPDATES

A Natural Heritage Impact Study has been produced as part of the Bloor West Village Avenue Study. See also the Apartment Neighbourhood study

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

Find out what makes High Park such an outstanding natural area. READ MORE and Facts & Figures

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Invasive Species Removal (aka Weeding)

Sunday, August 12, 2018, 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meet us in front of the Grenadier Restaurant, rain or shine

More stewardship program information and photos.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2017 photos and volunteers

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING

High Park Stewards Plant Resources page

 

Savannah Plants brochure (pdf 8.5x14) to take on your visit to our Restoration Sites (pdf).

In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners

Garden Jane Intro to Permaculture Design Sept 14 to 16, Mitigating Climate Change through Regenerative Soil Work.

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

The Natural Environment Committee celebrated its 25th anniversary this June!

Read the May 2018 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities.

PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details

 

You can help protect High Park

If you see any behaviour infractions, dead animals, safety hazards or other problems in the park, call 311 or email 311@toronto.ca. More key contacts and tips on how to use the park responsibly.

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

View our list of research articles on tallgrass prairie, invasive species and other related items. Academic Research List (.pdf) and Research

 
 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also The Local Scoop

 

TORONTO RAVINES STUDY: 1977-2017

The Toronto Ravine Revitalization Study team, based in University of Toronto’s Faculty of Forestry has completed a three-year project resurveying four ravines along the Don Valley previously inventoried in the 1970s. The final report along with six component studies conducted by graduate students are available on the project website. Report summary and full report

 
 

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