It’s almost Hanami time in Toronto!
Cherry blossoms are set to bloom in the weeks to come (typically mid-April to May), meaning that High Park will be a zoo.
If you’re looking for an alternative destination to find these ephemeral blooms, check out this list below mapping out exactly where to find the best sakuras.
The grove of 50 cherry trees is a big springtime attraction at this park. Follow the crowds to find the blooms located in the Hillside Gardens area across from the Grenadier Restaurant.
Where: 1873 Bloor Street, Toronto
In the southwest corner of this Etobicoke park, look forward to seeing 100 bloom-filled trees planted neatly in rows.
Where: 35 Crendon Drive, Etobicoke
A small collection of Japanese cherry trees can be found on site at this beautifully landscaped park filled with lush flowering trees, shrubs, and bulbs.
Where: 225 Confederation Road, Toronto
Petals spill out onto the pathways at this sprawling Etobicoke greenspace where 224 cherry trees are located northeast of the Park Conservatory as well as along Rathburn Road and Centennial Park Boulevard.
Where: 151 Elmcrest Road , Toronto
Take the ferry to the Toronto Islands to take in the cherry blossoms and soak in the sunshine. The island is home to about 30 cherry trees that should be reaching their prime very soon.
Where: Toronto Islands
Catch a glimpse of these sweet blooms on route to Cherry Beach. There are about 45 cherry trees located on the northeast corner of Cherry Street and Villiers.
Where: Intersection of Cherry and Villiers Streets, Toronto
The path southeast of Trinity Circle is lined with cherry trees. If the weather cooperates, soon enough you’ll find this park becoming a magnet for sun worshippers, dog walkers, picnicking people, and of course, spring flower lovers.
Where: 790 Queen Street West, Toronto
University of Toronto
See the trees outside Robarts Library or head to Scarborough to check out the campus where you’ll find 50 trees are located in front of the Humanities Wing.
Where: 1265 Military Trail, Toronto
Twenty new sakura trees were planted in 2017 forming a tunnel of cherry trees near the waterfront. To celebrate the new addition to the neighbourhood, the east end park is hosting its first cherry blossom festival.
Where: 1695 Queen Street East, Toronto