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Even though it rains a lot during spring, it's one of the most beautiful times of the year because cherry blossoms are in season. Cherry blossoms typically bloom end of April to early May and they don’t last for long. If you're hoping to catch a glimpse of the beautiful cherry blossoms in the city, here are 10 of the best spots in Toronto to see the cherry blossoms.
1. High Park
High Park is a popular destination for many when it comes to seeing the cherry blossoms in Toronto. Whether you’re looking to take some photos of the cherry blossoms or just wanting to soak in all the beautiful spring colours, High Park is a great spot to do so. Afterwards, take a stroll around High Park Zoo and see all the cute animals. We recommend going early, as it can get very crowded throughout the day during cherry blossom season at High Park.
Where: 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto, ON M6R 2Z3
2. Ramsden Park
If you're looking for a less crowded area to see the cherry blossoms, Ramsden Park is a great choice. Get to sit on the benches beneath the cherry blossoms to fully soak in the magical experience.
Where: 1020 Yonge St & Ramsden Park Rd, Toronto, ON M4W 1P7
3. University of Toronto - outside of Robarts Library
The University of Toronto's downtown campus is home to a few Sakuras. The cherry blossoms are located right outside of Robarts Library and is a great spot to snap a few pics of these beautiful colours.
Where: 130 St George St, Toronto, ON M5S 1A5
4. Exhibition Place
Want to see the most beautiful cherry blossoms in the city? The Exhibition Place is a great spot. This gem offers some of the most breathtaking cherry blossoms. If you're looking for a different spot this year to catch the cherry blossoms, we recommend this one.
Where: 100 Princes' Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
5. Centennial Park
Centennial Park is a popular destination for many when it comes to seeing the cherry blossoms in Toronto. With over 400 cherry blossom trees planted in the park, there's a ton to see. Cherry trees are located along Rathburn Road on Centennial Park Boulevard and northeast of Centennial Park Conservatory.
Where: 151 Elmcrest Rd
6. Trinity Bellwoods Park
Another popular spot to see the cherry blossoms in Toronto is Trinity Bellwoods Park. This park located in downtown Toronto offers a view of the CN Tower, as well as gorgeous colours of cherry blossoms.
Where: 790 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G3
7. York University
Cherry blossoms at York University is a gem that many may not know about. More than 200 beautiful sakura cherry trees have been planted on York University’s Keele Campus. Take a stroll around the campus while admiring the beautiful pink colours.
Where: 4700 Keele St. North York
8. Birkdale Ravine
If you want to go to a new cherry blossom spot that you've never been before, Birkdale Ravine is a gem that you should visit. The cherry blossoms here are planted as a tree tunnel that is near the Pomeroy Street & Lyon Heights Road entrance. Take a lovely stroll through the cherry blossoms and soak in the view that won't last for long.
Where: 1100 Brimley Rd, Scarborough
9. Centre Island
If you're looking for a fun way to see cherry blossoms in Toronto, why not take the ferry and head over to Centre Island? With about 30 cherry trees located on the island, this makes a fun and relaxing day trip.
Where: 9 Queens Quay W.
10. Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre
If you're looking for a new spot in the city to see the cherry blossoms, we recommend Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre. This is a quiet spot to catch the beautiful spring colours. The cherry trees are located on the north, south and east sides of the parking lot.
Where: 6 Garamond Ct, North York, ON M3C 1Z5
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