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