Your guide to our favourite places around town to enjoy the spring blossoms!

Spring is upon us and that means time to enjoy the plum and cherry blossoms!

Here are some of our favorite spots to catch the blooms around town, while the bloom usually begins from February through March. This year, we are being treated a little later thanks to a colder winter – but as the saying goes, better late than never!

Downtown

Always one of the first locations to bloom, View street turns pink as early as the first week of February!
Always one of the first locations to bloom, View street turns pink as early as the first week of February! ItkasanImages

James Bay

Our favorite tree on Menzies street on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings.
Our favorite tree on Menzies street on the grounds of the Parliament Buildings.  ItkasanImages
The grounds of Helmcken House and Thunderbird Park are full of bloom by mid-February.
The grounds of Helmcken House and Thunderbird Park are usually full of bloom by mid-February.  ItkasanImages
We love this spot across from the James Bay Inn! Relax under the blossoms on the bench at the end of Avalon road.
We love this spot across from the James Bay Inn! Relax under the blossoms on the bench at the end of Avalon road.Take a seat and look at the plum blossoms.The Sakura will soon be  in full bloom right above the bench!  ItkasanImages
The entire length of Montreal street is a sight to behold in February!
The entire length of Montreal street is a sight to behold!  ItkasanImages
Clarence street between Simcoe and Niagara is one of those neighbourhood treasures when the blossoms arrive.
Clarence street between Simcoe and Niagara is one of those neighbourhood treasures when the blossoms arrive.  ItkasanImages
Croft street just near Thirfties in James Bay, is a perfect spot to go for a quick wander under the blossoms.
Croft Street just near Thrifty Foods in James Bay, is a perfect spot to go for a quick wander under the blossoms.  ItkasanImages
Beacon Hill Park is usually dotted with pretty trees in bloom by mid to late February.
Beacon Hill Park is dotted with pretty trees in bloom.  ItkasanImages
South Turner is a March bloomer, and possibly James Bay's most famous street in spring!
South Turner is a March bloomer, and possibly James Bay’s most famous street in spring!  ItkasanImages

Fairfield/Rockland

Richmond Ave as it heads down toward Gonzales is one of the most beautiful roads in February.
Richmond Ave as it heads down toward Gonzales is one of the most beautiful roads when in bloom. ItkasanImages
Meares Street is just a stone's throw from downtown, full of blossoms at the end of February.
Meares Street is just a stone’s throw from downtown, and full of blossoms. ItkasanImages
McKenzie street is a slice of Cook Street Village heaven, blossoming beautifully.
McKenzie street is a slice of Cook Street Village heaven, blossoming beautifully. ItkasanImages
Tucked between Cook St and Beacon Hill Park, Oliphant Avenue makes for a perfect spring stroll.
Tucked between Cook St and Beacon Hill Park, Oliphant Avenue makes for a perfect spring stroll. ItkasanImages
Gonzales Ave just off Richmond Ave is another beautiful Rockland street.
Gonzales Ave just off Richmond Ave is another beautiful Rockland street. ItkasanImages
Revercomb Pl is one of those magical little streets that bursts into bloom come February.
Revercomb Pl is one of those magical little streets that bursts into bloom. ItkasanImages
Ross Bay Cemetery is full of trees in bloom and makes for a serene late afternoon spring wander.
Ross Bay Cemetery is full of trees in bloom and makes for a serene late afternoon spring wander. ItkasanImages
Fairfield road passing by Margaret Jenkins Elementary is a beautiful spring drive.
Fairfield road passing by Margaret Jenkins Elementary is a beautiful spring drive. ItkasanImages
Wildwood Avenue bursting with blossoms that go down to the view of the sea.
Wildwood Avenue bursting with blossoms that go down to the view of the sea. ItkasanImages
Take a romantic March stroll along Trutch street, just outside of Cook street village.
Take a romantic March stroll along Trutch street, just outside of Cook street village. ItkasanImages
Fairfield's most famous stretch of blossoms, Moss street usually bursts into bloom in March.
Fairfield’s most famous stretch of blossoms, Moss street usually bursts into bloom in March. ItkasanImages
Running parallel to Moss and Trutch, is delightful Harbinger Avenue. Usually in bloom come March.
Running parallel to Moss and Trutch, is delightful Harbinger Avenue. Usually in bloom come March. ItkasanImages

Quadra/Hillside

Fifth street behind Quadra Elementary school all the way down to Hillside Ave is perfect in February.
Fifth street behind Quadra Elementary school all the way down to Hillside Ave is perfect. ItkasanImages
The playground behind Quadra Elementary nestled between Finlayson street and Fifth street, would have to be one of the prettiest around at the end of February.
The playground behind Quadra Elementary nestled between Finlayson street and Fifth Street, would have to be one of the prettiest once in full bloom. ItkasanImages
Tolmie avenue makes for a scenic late February drive.
Tolmie avenue makes for a scenic late drive. ItkasanImages
Between Tolmie Ave and Finlayson Ave, Glasgow Ave is a little piece of suburban blossom magic!
Between Tolmie Ave and Finlayson Ave, Glasgow Ave is a little piece of suburban blossom magic! ItkasanImages
Just across from Mayfair Mall, and off Tolmie, is Alder street bursting with late February blooms.
Just across from Mayfair Mall, and off Tolmie, is Alder street bursting with late March blooms. ItkasanImages

Fernwood

Princess Avenue running past George Jay Elementary all the way to North Park's Crystal Pool, is bursting with blossoms, as is Queens Avenue on the other side of the school.
Princess Avenue running past George Jay Elementary all the way to North Park’s Crystal Pool, is bursting with blossoms, as is Queens Avenue on the other side of the school. ItkasanImages
Vining street has some lovely old trees that blossom in late February to early March.
Vining street has some lovely old trees that blossom. ItkasanImages
Just around the corner from Fernwood Square, is pretty Stanley Avenue, usually in bloom by late February.
Just around the corner from Fernwood Square, is pretty Stanley Avenue, usually in bloom by late February. ItkasanImages
The lower end of magical Stanley Avenue, toward Begbie. In bloom usually by late February.
The lower end of magical Stanley Avenue, toward Begbie street. ItkasanImages

 

Suggest your favourite spots in the comments below! Enjoy!

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