It is getting close to sakura season in High Park. As you enter the park from Bloor St, you will see this familiar sign.
The trees by the soccer fields often bloom a little early. You can see here that they still have a ways to go.
Similarly, the trees near the top of the hill leading through the main grove still have at least a week to go.
The “Bloor by the Park” BIA just east of the park is trying to take advantage of the anticipated crowds. However, their signs made a very unfortunate choice of font: Cheppy Blossoms, anyone?
Just as a preview of what we might see in a week, here are the sakura by Robarts Library that just started to bloom yesterday.
With the up and down variation in temperatures that we have been having, some of the buds are going directly to leaves. It is still way too early how this will affect the eventual show.
You can compare these last pictures to some from two years ago.