It’s true, cherry blossom season has almost arrived.
According to Sakura in High Park’s latest update, we could see the High Park cherry blossoms start to open this weekend around May 3 to 5.
Then, the peak bloom should be at its fullest between May 7 to 12.
And if you’ve ever been in the High Park area during peak bloom, you know the hype is real.
In fact, it gets so busy, the Toronto Police have issued a traffic warning for commuters and those visiting the park.
From Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 13, the annual ‘Cherry blossom Festival’ at High Park will take place.
According to police, High Park will be closed to all non-essential vehicles 24 hours a day, starting this Saturday at 7 am.
The closure will remain in effect until the conclusion of the festival, which is expected to be no later than Monday, May 13.
Motorists can expect delays in the area and should consider alternate methods of transportation when visiting High Park.
Alternatively, there are multiple locations throughout the city where you can also check out cherry blossoms in peak bloom.
#cherryblossoms will peak this weekend! Check https://t.co/NGnR4Qh7Yx for locations and info about road closures. Trees are easily damaged when many people visit. Follow these tips to lighten your footprint: don’t climb trees, remove blossoms, or tie anything to them #TOparks pic.twitter.com/KO4MhZNA2H
— Toronto Forestry (@TOtrees) May 1, 2019