High Park’s famous Japanese cherry blossoms may or may not be fully blooming May 7 or 8. It depends on the weather. If it’s warmer than this week, they could burst open any day.Check the City of Toronto’s website and heed all warnings about crowds, stagnant car traffic and big, big fines for illegal parking. Best go on a week day and take TTC to High Park and walk. Most of the flowering trees are to the west of the restaurant and they are stunning. Updates with weekly pictures are on: http://www.highparknaturecentre.com/high-park-cherry-blossom-watch/.
The first Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted here in 1959 and was a present from the citizens of Tokyo. Thanks Tokyo.