Go see High Park’s cherry blossoms while you still can

Go see High Park’s cherry blossoms while you still can

(Image: Portraits of Toronto, from the Toronto Life Flickr Pool) (Image: Portraits of Toronto, from the Toronto Life Flickr Pool)
 

Friendly reminder: the cherry trees at High Park are blooming right now, meaning this is the week to get a dose of pink fluffiness before the blossoms blow away and we’re left with boring leaves and branches for the rest of the season. The websites that track these things (there are at least three) say this year’s long winter has resulted in an underwhelming bloom. Anyone who can tolerate a less-than-perfect vista may want to plan their personal hanami soon, though. This week’s rainy weather could start knocking the delicate flowers off the trees at almost any time, but there’s a good chance they’ll last until the long weekend. Here’s a map of the locations of the trees. Good luck.