Spring has finally arrived in Toronto! Seriously guys, it was a long wait. We had ice storms, snow, and just recently, a wind storm from hell that caused trees to fall on roofs, loss of power, and other dangerous inconveniences. But through all this natural strife, the gorgeous High Park cherry blossoms have begun to blossom and surface from their winter slumbers.

High Park Cherry Blossoms

High Park Cherry Blossoms Facts:

  • The gorgeous Sakura trees make up the Cherry blossoms when in bloom
  • The High Park Cherry Blossoms, and those flowering around the world only last a few days
  • The usual bloom time is the end of April or beginning of May depending on the weather.
  • 2000 Sakura trees were presented to High Park from Tokyo in 1959!
  • The Sakura trees were a thank you gesture from Japan for re-locating Japanese people after WWII.
  • The Japanese legend behind the Cherry Blossoms natural phenomenon is each spring a fairy comes down and awakens the trees with her magical breath.
  • The Japanese have been watching the flowers bloom since the 700s
  • High Park Cherry Blossoms are such a highlight in Toronto as their blooming dates are the start of spring. Thousands flock to the park to get a view of these beautiful blooms in their short window of time.
High Park Cherry Blossoms Dedication Plaque
High Park Cherry Blossoms Dedication Plaque

Now the High Park Cherry Blossoms

Here are some photos of Cherry hill, where the 2000 Sakura trees reside. The High Park Cherry Blossoms are such a sight to see when in full bloom. This short life span has begun at the beginning of May in Toronto.

Heading to the High Park Cherry Blossoms in Cherry Hill
Heading to the High Park Cherry Blossoms in Cherry Hill

 

Heading to the High Park Cherry Blossoms in Cherry Hill
Heading to the High Park Cherry Blossoms in Cherry Hill

 

Wembley Fraggle admiring the High Park Cherry Blossoms
Wembley Fraggle admiring the High Park Cherry Blossoms

 

High Park Cherry Blossoms
The Cherry Blossoms are so pretty!

 

High Park Cherry Blossoms
High Park Cherry Blossoms

 

High Park Cherry Blossoms
High Park Cherry Blossoms

 

High Park Cherry Blossoms

High Park Cherry Blossoms Logistics

So now that the High Park cherry blossoms are in bloom for only a short time, how on earth do you get there and have the opportunity to capture some breathtaking photographs? Well, first you need to head to High Park.

High Park is located right at the cusp of Bloor West Village in Toronto. If heading to the park via subway, be sure to get off at High Park Station on the Bloor line. The park is open daily until dusk. If driving, head down to Bloor and Parkside and head down Parkside until you reach the park entrance.

Pro Tip: As thousands of admirers will be heading to over to see the bloomed Sakura trees, causing a huge influx of traffic and bottlenecks. The Police direct traffic through the park to streamline the hold ups. There is sufficient parking, but keep in mind that you will need to be patient as you search for parking.

High Park Cherry Blossoms
Beautiful Cherry Blossoms

 

Another Secret Toronto Cherry Blossoms Spot!

So, if you don’t feel like battling the crowds, congestion, and police directed traffic to see the High Park cherry blossoms, while heading to see these ourselves, we stumbled upon another beautiful little spot in Downtown Toronto that had GORGEOUS Sakura trees without the huge crowds. We found this hidden gem right in the heart of the University of Toronto and Ryerson campuses on Harbord Street. Check out our photos below of this handful of trees that are quite comparable to the High Park Cherry Blossoms.

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

 

Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto
Secret Spot on Harbord Street to see Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

So there you have the details on checking out the High Park Cherry Blossoms in the heart of Toronto as well as a super cool secret spot near the universities. I hope you are able to enjoy the cherry blossom festival for the very short time they are in bloom.

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The High Park Cherry Blossoms are such a site to see in Toronto Ontario Canada. Check out our post to give you inspiration to check them out while you are visiting #toronto. The window is short to see them every year, so get there soon! #canadatravel #torontotravel #highpark #highparkcherryblossoms #cherryblossoms #sakuratrees #canadatraveltips
High Park Cherry Blossoms in Toronto

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