As I noted yesterday, the cherry blossoms were in full bloom in High Park this weekend.
The whole family went over to see them. It’s an annual tradition that allows us to indulge one important aspect of our Japanese cultural heritage: the urge to take pictures of anything that moves. A lot of other people had the same idea.
Contrast that with what the traffic (and the futile search for parking) looked like. I bet that Honda Insight driver is enjoying saving lots of gas being stuck in traffic. I’m assuming that the large number of pedestrians either parked far away, or arrived by subway.
This one weekend has the worst traffic of the year for High Park. Best advice for a visit? Come on a weekday. If you must come on a weekend, then take the subway and walk about 1.3 km into where most of the trees are, or even better, take a bike on the subway, which is allowed on weekends, and off peak hours on weekdays.