Where to See Cherry Blossoms in Markham
Cherry Blossom trees only bloom for a short period of time every spring, usually at the end of April or early May in Southern Ontario, although it depends on the weather each year. The Sakura blossom represents rebirth, revival, and coming back to life. These trees aren’t just beautiful–they are full of meaning and symbolism.
You can find the Japanese Sakura Tree, commonly known as the Cherry Blossom Tree, scattered across Markham. In 2018, the City of Markham was gifted a donation of 80 Japanese Sakura Trees to commemorate the 19th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Canada and Japan. The City of Markham and Japan have strong ties in business and friendship, making this gift even more special.
The donated trees were scattered between 3 parks in Markham:
- The Milne Dam Conservation Park (8251 McCowan Rd) received 15 trees;
- The Markham Civic Centre (101 Town Centre Blvd) received 25 trees, and;
- Rougeside Promenade (behind the Uptown Market Plaza) received the remaining 40 trees.
To learn more about the 80 Japanese Sakura Trees gifted to the City, visit the Markham website.
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