In May of 2002, 68 Japanese Flowering Cherry trees were donated to Exhibition Place by the Sakura Project. These Instagram-worthy trees overflowing with fluffy white or pale pink flowers, are at peak bloom during the last week of April or first week of May depending on the weather.
Through the Sakura Project, the Japanese Consulate has planted 3,082 trees at 58 locations across Ontario as a symbol of friendship between the Japan and Canada.
Enjoy a cherry blossom festival without the crowds! Grab your camera and take a stroll through Exhibition Place's picturesque grounds to visit our cherry blossom trees in bloom.
The cherry blossom trees can be admired at several locations at Exhibition Place:
General Services Building
Better Living Centre/Princess Margaret Fountain
Queen Elizabeth Offices/ FountainBlu
by: Corina Hitchcock
Easily accessible from the Martin Goodman Trail, there are 732 bike racks located on the grounds of Exhibition Place. You can download a map of their locations here.
In the past year, Exhibition Place has added bike lanes throughout the grounds, creating a safe space for the many urban cyclists who use the grounds as a thoroughfare, visitors to the grounds and employees who bike to work.
Adding to the bike-friendly infrastructure are two new BikeShare locations! As part of the recent BikeShare Toronto expansion project, two locations on the ExPlaceTO grounds are in the process of being installed. The locations were selected based on their proximity to public transit, to further enhance the city of Toronto's transportation network.
The location next to the Exhibition Place GO Station and TTC streetcar stop will remain inactive until the CNE has ended on September 4th, however the Dufferin Bridge station, located in parking lot 856 (just south of the Dufferin Gates) will be active shortly.
Cycling is not only beneficial for maintaining a heart-healthy lifestyle, but for the environment as well. Urban biking improves air quality, cuts down the traffic on congested city streets, and generates fewer greenhouse gas emissions.
This year, choose to go green and bike to ExPlaceTO!