Like last year, Toronto’s High Park cherry blossom festival will go virtual again, due to COVID-19. The festival will be streamed online thanks to internet donated by Rogers, just like last year.
With the ongoing Stay-at-Home order in place for residents in Ontario, the area where cherry blossoms trees are located in High Park will be closed to visitors.
The virtual 24-hour cherry blossom festival 4K live stream can be seen by visiting toronto.ca/cherryblossoms, powered by Rogers and the Toronto Public Library Bookmobile.
Here’s a clip from last year:
High Park’s delicate cherry blossoms are expected to bloom in the month of April, lasting anywhere from four to 10 days depending on the weather, and can be viewed online from anywhere.
“In 1959, the Japanese ambassador to Canada presented 2,000 trees to the people of Toronto on behalf of the people of Tokyo. The trees were planted in appreciation of Toronto having accepted many relocated Japanese-Canadians following the Second World War. Many of those trees were planted in High Park on the hillside overlooking Grenadier Pond,” explained the City of Toronto in a press release.