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


 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Sleeping Skeletons of High Park - Family Nature Walk Saturday, February 29, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Come explore High Park’s “Sleeping Skeletons” such as our majestic Oaks, hardy Maples and whimsical Willows. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

Spring is Coming - Sunday Walking Tour Sunday, March 1, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Led by Monika Croydon. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

Know Your Nature - High Park Rangers led walk - Family Nature Walk Saturday, March 29, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Learn about the plants and animals in High Park from the young naturalists of the High Park Rangers group. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

COYOTES IN WINTER

You may see coyotes more easily in winter. Read why and how to leave them space to live.

More about coyotes.

 

TRCA INVENTORY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

High Park Terrestrial Biological Inventory - TRCA 2019 Excerpts and Full Report on TRCA website

 

SKATING NOT ALLOWED AT GRENADIER POND

Ice thickness at Grenadier Pond in High Park is no longer monitored. Skating on the pond is not permitted.

 

HIGH PARK CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS

Held on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019 (a very windy day). Total: 43 species, the lowest since 2007. Dark-eyed Junco numbers were the lowest since 1990, and only the 3rd time Song Sparrow was not seen. Low counts of many species appeared to be the norm for most routes in this year's Toronto CBC.

See 2019 and previous years' results.

The updated Birds of Toronto booklet is now available free at local Toronto Public Libraries.

More about these free guidebooks

 

MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK

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

 
 

Natural Environment Committee

Read the January 2020 issue of UPDATE with news about our recent activities. PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, Feb 23, Beautiful Blooms for Birds and Bees with Sean James

10:30 am to 12:30 pm. Howard Park Tennis Club, 430 Parkside Dr.   

Join us as Sean James shows us how to select and grow many plants that attract and nurture birds, bees and other pollinators at all life cycle stages.

more info and upcoming sessions.

Follow us on      VOLUNTEER!

2019 photos and volunteers

 

High Park in the News

Read the article or The Star Pressreader version We love High Park for its natural beauty. Will that love be the death of it? by Kate Allen, Toronto Star Jan 13, 2020.

RAVINE STRATEGY: Ravine Strategy Deputations Many people made comments and presentations at the Jan 23 city council's Executive Committee meeting to promote protecting nature over recreation in Toronto's ravines. See 2:04 to 2:11 for HP and PNTO comments. Council approved the plan on Jan 27.

 

RESOURCES

NATIVE PLANT GARDENING


 

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 newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

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.

 

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

 

OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS

There are many activities happening in Toronto that you may also be interested in attending. READ MORE. See also Planet Friendly Calendar

Green 13 Newsletter

 

RESEARCH ITEMS

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

 

Toronto Biodiversity Strategy

The Biodiversity Strategy supports other City initiatives such as the Toronto Ravine Strategy and Pollinator Strategy. Strategy, booklets

 

ROM Discount for our Stewards

Save 20% off ROM admission. Buy your tickets at ROM Join our email list for the code. stewards@highparknature.org

 

Toronto Region Conservation Authority

High Park Terrestrial Inventory Report, 2019 pdf of survey

 

Environmental Commissioner reports (Pre-2019)

Saxe Facts Ontario's former Environmental Commissioner's own website contains her reports as well as blogs and much information on the environment, energy and related topics.


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