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Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-7259
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Description: Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a...
Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.
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We love conservatories and flowers, so naturally, we wanted to visit the Allan Gardens Conservatory. We were so impressed by what we saw given that this is a FREE attraction in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We love conservatories and flowers, so naturally, we wanted to visit the Allan Gardens Conservatory. We were so impressed by what we saw given that this is a FREE attraction in Toronto! Lots of great photo ops. So many beautiful flowers..... Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Beautiful place. Absolutely gorges and relaxing. A heaven under a glass dome in the heart of city. You actually can smell some of the flowers which is a rare thing in North America! The beast part: it's free. So, enjoy it.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Everything is super well maintained and the orchids' collection was definitely unique. Situated in the middle of a park, the Gardens are free and open to everybody. The setting was just so harmonious alongside all the tropical plants that you'll rarely see anywhere else, and if you're a photography fan, you'll be able to catch some picture perfect moments...

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Enjoyed our visit, many beautiful flowers and not too many people. A note though, there are no restroom facilities there - we had to walk to a nearby Tim Hortons.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This park unfortunately is in the only part of Toronto that is a little skeckey, The homeless sleep in the park that surrounds the Conservatory so go inside and see the beautiful flora but go west as soon as you leave.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This is truly a hidden gem in Toronto. Generally free to attend you feel transported to the 1800s when it was first built. Added on is a children's area that was originally part of U of Toronto's Botany program.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

this is a lovely Glasshouse horticultural haven in mid park downtown. not from Old Cabbage town and the gay areas of Church and Sherborne sts. east of Yonge .. Carlton St /College st and not far from St James Cathedral on King .BIG Loblaws super grocery store on Carlton nearby if you fancy a wall of cheese etc to choose... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I especially like to visit around holidays - Christmas & Easter. During & after our cold winters, it is especially wonderful to see all the seasonal flowers.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

It is not just the tropical heat in which you will bathe – even in the midst of winter. Oh, the shapes of some of these cactuses can provoke the senses.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I love the fragrance of the flowers, the soil, the newness of plants and herbs growing around me as I walk through Allan Gardens Conservatory. Its my little escape from the hustle, bustle of downtown Toronto. It reminds of where I grew up when I was a younger person.

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Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
Phone Number: 416-392-7259
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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