Some early photos as the cherry trees bloom; peak blossoms expected on the weekend.
As they do every year, spring-loving Torontonians have had their eye on the cherry trees in High Park—2,000 Somei-Yoshino Sakuras, a gift from Tokyo bestowed by the Japanese ambassador in 1959. The blossoms only last for about a week, and while they typically bloom in late April or early May, this year’s mild weather means that are coming out early. We’ve been shooting the trees for the past few days as they develop, and prettiness is very much underway.
Earlier this week, park officials reported that 75 per cent of the trees were blooming; peak blossom watching is anticipated this weekend.