High at High Park : Updated with More Pics
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High at High Park
High Park, Toronto(May 2006)
I was 5 days late. The cherry blossoms were in full bloom the Sunday prior to last Friday when I decided (with my wife's prodding to see it) to jump off the subway train midway from downtown to our apartment.
The walk from Bloor St West down to West Road was uneventful but turned into a pleasant surprise once I got to peer through several tree hedges to see some cherry blossom trees from afar. West Road is a good kilometer walk with the ravines to your right and several football fields to your left. You'd know you're near the Cherry Blossom trees upon reaching the Grenadier Restaurant. From here, you'd feel transformed to a different country where the east sun sets as round as its red circled flag. In fact, you'd be amazed that even the people who walk through its paths are 90% Japanese. Yes, the Cherry Blossom trees, gift of the Japanese Government to Toronto several decades back bloom at this exact time of the year. And for a week or so will be in its full grandeur and beauty making anyone's kilometer trek down to High Park - another walk to remember.
Best view: Just before the Grenadier Pond, several hundred meters of concrete path, lines with a dozen cherry blossom trees.
If only I was there last April 30. Missed the celebration too!
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