(a more recent update is here)
Yesterday was day 7 of 30daysofbiking. We went to High Park to check out the sakura. Since the forecast was that they were still quite a bit short of peak bloom, the crowds weren’t as crazy as last year. Nevertheless, parking was packed, and biking was the way to go.
The great majority of trees looked like this, with only a few branches of open blooms on trees with more sun exposure. There was exactly one tree that had about 75% blooms near the top of the hill by the restrooms, and it had a huge crowd around it. Overall, I’d say that the trees are still less than 10% fully open.