WATCH: Toronto Cherry Blossoms High Park Photos and Video Viral On Social Media: The crowd flocked to High Park of Toronto on Thursday to take in the cherry blossom, or sakura, trees while they are in “peak” blossom season. High Park allure several visitors in early Spring to adore the beautiful cherry blossoms. Several people always asked about the best time to watch the cherry trees in full bloom and the best time is to pay a visit at the end of April or starting of May. Most of the Sakura cherry trees are located around Hillside Gardens and there are a few by the Duck Pond also. Follow More Update On GetIndiaNews.com
Toronto Cherry Blossoms High Park
Cherry blossom is also known as hanami in Japan, the centuries-old tradition of flower watching typically attracts hundreds of Toronto citizens, with blossoms typically lasting 4 to 10 days, completely depending on the weather. On Tuesday afternoon (3rd May 2022), Toronto Mayor John Tory declared on Twitter that the trees were officially in the “peak blossom” season and motivated citizens to enjoy the views. Not long after, on Tuesday evening, the flock of people could be watching milling about the area, snapping pictures, and taking in the views.
On Wednesday morning, watchers started to gather again as early as around 07:30 AM. On both days, there was a cop’s presence at the park. The trees in High Park are mostly located on the west side of the Grenadier Pond, where 50 were planted between the year 2017 and the year 2018. There is no vehicle access to the area. High Park is not the only place where cherry blossom trees can be watched in Toronto they can be discovered at Trinity Bellwoods Park, Woodbine Park, and at the Japanese Cultural Centre among others.
Sakura At Toronto Islands
It is a little-known fact that there are around 30 Japanese Cherry trees on Toronto Islands. If someone wants to avoid the large crowd at High Park when the trees are blooming a great other option is to go watch the trees at the Islands. They are on Centre Island located at the south end of the bridge close to the foundation. It is about a 10-minute walk from the Centre Island ferry docks.
A Short History Of The Sakura Trees
Sakura trees popularly known as cherry blossom trees are known for their beauty and elegance. Sadly they are also known for their short blooming periods. Estimated 1 week after the first blossoms appear “mankai”, “kaika”, or “full bloom” is achieved. The 1st Japanese Somei-Yoshino Cherry Tree was planted here in the year 1959 and it was present by the inhabitants of Tokyo.