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Toronto High Park reopens after cherry blossom peak


TORONTO, ON., May 11, 2020 — Last night, Mayor John Tory announced the reopening of High Park at 8 pm following its closure on April 30 to avoid crowds gathering to see the beautiful ‘Sakura’ cherry tree blossoms.

High Park has been reopened following the cherry blossom peak. photo by City of Toronto

“The park will be fully open subject to physical distancing and other regulations on Monday,” said Mayor Tory said in a video message posted on Twitter.

Although, the trees are still showing blooms, the City’s park staff has decided the peak is over following this past weekend. To make it up to Toronto residents the City set up a BloomCam, so people could still experience the cherry blossoms in a virtual capacity during the peak bloom time.

High Park will remain closed to vehicular traffic for the rest of the pandemic to allow more space for pedestrians to practice physical distancing,

“I thank the members of the public in particular for their cooperation as well as the local residents for their understanding,” said Tory in the Twitter message.

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