Peak bloom is just weeks away in Toronto! I just walked by a tree that had no leaves but was already blossoming, I think it might have been a magnolia tree, they always seem to bloom early. With Spring comes rain and the return of beautiful cherry Blossoms in and around Toronto. Until they bloom, here are some photos from previous flowering fruit trees.
Late April and early May is the usual time for peak blossoms and with the recent Ontario Lockdown I am sure that the High Park Blossom Festival will be virtual once again this year. Sakura Blossom Watch which tracks the status of the cherry trees says that the buds are developing ahead of schedule - they anticipate that peak bloom will be the last week of April 2021 (25th to 30th).
In addition to High Park you can find the blossoms all around Toronto including the Exhibition Place or the CNE, University of Toronto, in the centre median of University Avenue, Old City Hall, Centennial Park, Queen's Park, Trinity Bellwoods Park, Osgoode Hall and even on the Toronto Islands. Around the GTA you can find a nice strand of cherry trees in Brampton's Joyce Archdekin Park (Main Street South) and Burlington's Spencer Smith Park (along the waterfront). If you like to travel you can see orchards with row upon row of flowering trees in the Niagara-on-the-Lake area.
I will update this post when the blossoms of 2021 are ready for their time to shine.