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


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TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

 

Fireskills & Storytelling - Family Nature Walk Saturday, January 18, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Connect back to the land and learn about High Park ecology while practicing ancient fire technologies. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

Winter Wonderland Photo-Buff Walk - Sunday Walk Sunday, February 2, 10:30 am to 12 noon. Professional photographer and High Park specialist David Allen helps you frame the best seasonal images. Bring your camera, iPad or other photo device. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

Winter Birding - Family Nature Walk Saturday, February 1, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us for a winter wander to look for, listen to and and help out some of our winter bird friends. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 

Tracks & Tales - Family Nature Walk Saturday, February 8, 1.30-3.00pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Join us for a wander through High Park to read the stories of the day left behind by our other-than-human friends. This event is great for all ages – bring the whole family! More info

 
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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

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

TRCA INVENTORY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

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

 

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

 
 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Sunday, Jan 26, Indigenous Land Stewardship in Tkaronto

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

Join us as members of The Indigenous Land Stewardship Circle will share their visions of a path toward restoring Indigenous stewardship to Tkaronto’s oak savannahs.

more info and upcoming sessions.

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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.

 

Natural Environment Committee

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

 

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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