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

 
 

TOURS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

Amazing Animal Adaptations - Family Nature Walk Saturday, January 26, 1:30 to 3 pm. Meet at the High Park Nature Centre. Come explore the amazing adaptations animals in High Park have that help them survive our harsh Canadian winters. More details

 

No Sunday Walk Events in January

Winter Tree Identification - Sunday Walk Sunday, February 3, 10.30 am to 12.00 noon. With Kaylyn Crawford. Free. Meet at the square of benches south of Grenadier Restaurant. More Info

 

More Sunday walks

More Family Walks, Talks and Workshops

 

NEWS & SIGHTINGS

CHRISTMAS BIRD COUNT RESULTS

The most recent High Park Christmas Bird Count was held on Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018. Total species: 49; all-time total: 103. Three species were added to the all-time list: Red-necked Grebe, Gray Catbird and Ruby-crowned Kinglet.

See 2018 and previous years' results.

The count is coordinated through the Toronto Ornithological Club and Bird Studies Canada.

 

HARVESTING ICE

In the days before artificial refrigeration, Torontonians harvested ice from local natural sources—including Grenadier Pond! READ MORE (Torontoist article by David Wencer)

More about High Park in Winter

 

PHRAGMITES TREATMENT

Phragmites australis has invaded Grenadier Pond. Starting fall 2018 Toronto Region Conservation has begun a multi-year removal strategy, with support from Urban Forestry.

READ MORE and MAP

 

VOLUNTEER

High Park Stewards

Jan 27: Urban Birds and Citizen Science

Speaker: Emily Rondel

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

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 newsletter

 

See a list of gardening resources.

 

Natural Environment Committee

Natural Environment Committee - next meeting January 7, 2019 (to be confirmed).

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

PAST ISSUES OF UPDATE NEWSLETTER. More details


STOP BILL 66 Actions to take provided by ProtectNatureTO and PETITION TO STOP BILL 66

Join us and many nature protection and citizen groups and thousands of Ontarians making efforts to stop Bill 66 from obliterating years of struggle to establish and bring into force essential environmental protection laws in Ontario.

 

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

 

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

 

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