April 11, 2017
It’s Cherry Blossom Season!
The Cherry blossom bloom in High Park is known to attract thousands of Torontonians each spring.
Last year due to unfavorable weather conditions, visitors did not get a chance to see peak bloom in the majority of the trees. This year however, peak bloom is expected to be between May 3 – 10th!
While cherry blossom trees have a deep meaning in Japanese and Buddhist cultures, they are also of significance here in Toronto. In 1959, Toru-Hagiwara the Japanese ambassador to Canada gifted the city with over 2000 trees to be planted as a thank you for accepting re-located Japanese-Canadians after the end of World War II.
Make sure to plan your trip to High Park ahead, you won’t want to miss this year’s bloom!
To keep track of the progress make sure to follow the blogs below!
High Park Cherry Blossom Watch