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
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
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.
The updated Birds of Toronto booklet is now available free at local Toronto Public Libraries.
MORE ABOUT HIGH PARK
Natural Environment Committee
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.
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High Park in the News
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.
NATIVE PLANT GARDENING
In the Zone A resource for native plant gardeners
See a list of gardening resources.
You can help protect High Park
OTHER GROUPS' EVENTS
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
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.