All The Places In Toronto Where You’ll Find Cherry Blossoms

Toronto Cherry Blossoms
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High Park isn’t the only place where you’ll find cherry blossoms in the city.

According to the City of Toronto, there are 15 cherry blossom tree locations across the GTA. That means you don’t have to fight through the crowds to get a glimpse (or a ‘gram) of the city’s Sakura.

READ: Toronto Cherry Blossoms To Bloom This Week Marking 60th Anniversary

Some of the most popular secondary locations include Trinity Bellwoods Park and the Toronto Islands Park, which have 70 and 30 Sakura, respectively.

In an effort to make High Park safer for pedestrians this cherry blossom season, the City of Toronto has placed a ban on vehicles in the park starting Saturday, May 4.

READ: Cherry Blossom Season Brings A Ban On Parking In High Park

Looking to steer clear of High Park altogether? Here are all the other places where you’ll find cherry blossoms in Toronto:

Birkdale Ravine

Address: 1100 Brimley Rd. (Scarborough)
Number of trees: 45

Located close to Thomson Memorial Park, the cherry blossoms in this area create a tree tunnel near the Pomeroy Street and Lyon Heights Road entrance.

Broadacres Park

Address: 35 Crendon Dr. (Etobicoke)
Number of trees: 100

Easily seen from Elderfield Crescent, the cherry trees in this park are planted in rows. Just don’t get too close, the area lacks paved pathways near the trees.

Cedar Ridge Park

Address: 225 Confederation Dr. (Scarborough)
Number of trees: 5

There aren’t a lot of cherry trees in this location just north of Cedar Ridge Creative Centre, but there is an interlocked driveway that leads right up to the blossoms for an up-close look.

Cedarvale Park

Address: 443 Arlington Ave. (York)
Number of trees: Unknown

If you’re riding your bike on the trail at Cedarvale Park, make sure you set aside some time to take in their cherry blossoms too. For those who prefer driving, the park also offers free parking at the Phil White Arena.

Centennial Park

Address: 151 Elmcrest Rd. (Etobicoke)
Number of trees: 463

Another location with free parking, Centennial Park’s cherry blossom trees can be found along Rathburn Road on Centennial Park Boulevard and northeast of Centennial Park Conservatory.

Cherry St. and Villiers St.

Address: Cherry St. & Villiers St.
Number of trees: 45

Right at the northeast corner of this intersection is where you’ll find these blossoming trees. While there is a paved pathway directly to the trees, you can also take in their beauty from the roadside.

Edwards Gardens

 

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Address: 755 Lawrence Ave. E. (North York)
Number of trees: 10

With eight medium-sized trees near the water fountain in Edwards Gardens’ courtyard and two more mature trees near the bridal path entrance, this location provides two opportunities to enjoy the trees.

Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre

Address: 6 Garamond Crt. (York)
Number of trees: Unknown

While the total number of trees in the area is unknown, we do know that Sakura can be found along the north, south and east sides of the building’s parking lot.

John P. Robarts Research Library

 

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Address: 130 St. George St. (Toronto)
Number of trees: 70

Cherry trees line the pedestrian path along Huron and Harbord Sts., just minutes away from Queen’s Park. This year, however, visitors will have a limited view of the trees due to construction.

Toronto Island Park

Address: Centre Island
Number of trees: 30

Another beloved cherry blossom location is on Centre Island next to William Meany Maze. Not only will you get to enjoy the beauty of the blossoming trees in this location, but you’ll also get to enjoy a short ferry ride to the island itself.

Trinity Bellwoods Park

Address: 790 Queen St. W. (Toronto)
Number of trees: 70

Walk along the path from Trinity Circle to the southeast corner of the park and you’ll surely come across the park’s Sakura.

U of T Scarborough Campus

Address: 1265 Military Tr. (Scarborough)
Number of trees: 50

Close to Morningside Park, the university’s cherry blossoms are located directly in front of the Humanities Wing.

Woodbine Park

Address: 1695 Queen St. E. (Toronto)
Number of trees: 20

Planted in a curved path close to the park’s pond is where you’ll find 20 young cherry blossom trees.

York University

Address: 4700 Keele St. (North York)
Number of trees: 250

Hop on the TTC and ride all the way up to York University. There you’ll find multiple cherry trees planted all across the campus.

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