The stars of spring in Toronto are the Japanese cherry trees Sakura. They announce the return of fine weather, the long summer evenings. They move the crowds, are photographed from all angles, arrive as fast as they leave, invade our feeds Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. We only talk about them.
Here they are called “Cherry Blossom Trees”. They are the first to flourish and announce the return of spring. Given the length of winter this moment is very attended by the Torontonians. Some flowers are bright white, others are more pink. A nice mix of color. The flowering lasts very little time, in 10 days the flowers have disappeared!
Where to find cherry blossoms trees in Toronto?
- The best known and most frequented place: High Park.
- Trinity Bellwoods Park on Queen Street West.
- Robarts, University of Toronto.
- Toronto Island: Center Island Park
But what do Japanese Cherry Blossoms Sakura in Toronto?
On April 1, 1959, Japanese ambassador to Canada, Toru-Hagiwara offered 2000 Japanese trees to the citizens of the city of Toronto in a spirit of friendship with Japanese citizens who had immigrated to Canada after the Second World War. These trees were planted mainly west of High Park. Since Japan has repeatedly offered cherry trees as proof of friendship and joy to the City of Toronto.
The Japanese legend says that every spring a fairy criss-crosses the spring sky to wake up the cherry blossoms.
You like ? Have you ever seen one? I loved going for a walk with my friend Nikki even if we could have believed on the first day of sales in France: too many humans per square meter ^^.
Belle soirée mes petits loups à frange,
I leave you with some shots that I had fun to take.