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Allan Gardens Conservatory

19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
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Ranked #28 of 296 attractions in Toronto
Type: Gardens
Traveler Description: Allan Gardens are open 365 days a year and feature six greenhouses comprising over 16,000 sq ft filled with colourful seasonal plants that suppliment... more »
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Toronto, Ontario
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

This has been a brutal winter with spring finally arriving but slowly. I visited the Allen Gardens Conservatory three times this year, most recently in March. It is a free attraction located in a historic greenhouse in Allen Gardens, located a few blocks east of College Station in Toronto. It's a hidden gem for anyone who appreciates plants and horticulture.... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a lovely, free, well maintained, public greenhouse. The architecture from the early 1900s is great. It was fantastic to go from freezing cold outside to warm and tropical inside. Two notes: 1, There are restrooms. 2, We thought we'd cut down a side street nearby, George St, to get to the greenhouse. I wouldn't recommend it. It did... More

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Toronto, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

a true oasis in the heart of the city... love the warmth and feeling when i visit there i go prob once every 2 months to relax

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Readily accessible by public transit and within walking distance from most downtown hotels, the Conservatory provides a short but beautiful break from the noise and concrete of the city. The Conservatory is made up of five separate greenhouses. As you enter in the front main doors, you experience the large palms and other tropical trees and plants. The other sections... More

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Mount Albert ON
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

After reading the Toronto Star article by Zoe McKnight I decided to plan a day trip with my friend to historical Allan Gardens Conservatory on March 10, 2014. We took the GO train from Newmarket to Union then TTC subway to College. We walked from College south on Yonge to Gerrard east to Jarvis to Horticultural Avenue apr. 10 minutes.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

A nice small place to relax or read, great to get warmed up during the cold months. Great selection of succulent plants

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

This charming botanical garden with the domed glass roof offers plants from all parts of the world, different climates and humidities. It is a very restorative place for a walk or rest. You can have your wedding there for free and have a gorgeous backdrop of flowers if you don't mind the occasional passer-by watching. Admission is also free. And... More

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Allan Gardens was gorgeous and engaged every sense. The gardens are not only pleasing to look at but classical music played through speakers in each garden and there were background sounds of running water from the various fountains. Some green houses were so thick with fragrance I could taste it. As far as touch...I don't recall seeing any signs that... More

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United States
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

This was right next to my guesthouse, and it was a very cool place to walk through on my way home from the conference that I had attended. The park itself seemed like it had seen better days, but the conservatory was just lovely. Nice escape on a cloudy spring day.

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Sudbury. Ontario
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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Phone: (416) 392–7288, Monday to Friday 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m. Hours of Operation: 10 a.m.– 5 p.m. daily Admission is free. Wheel-chair accessible. Limited Free parking available off Horticultural Ave. TTC accessible from College Station take Carlton Streetcar east or from Sherbourne Station take Sherbourne Bus south For photography permits call (416) 392–7291, Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m.– 4:30 p.m.... More

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