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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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Hidden Gem in the City

I love that Allen Gardens is open all year round and is free. It is a beautiful small conservatory with plants and flowers. You can also rent out the space for an event. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

I love that Allen Gardens is open all year round and is free. It is a beautiful small conservatory with plants and flowers. You can also rent out the space for an event. We visit there regularly. You can make it a short walk through at 30mins or longer if you want to really take in the plant types. They... More 

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Timmins, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

This is botanical beauty at its finest. They have incredible plants and flowers. It's an escape from being in the concrete jungle.

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Ottawa, Canada
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67 reviews 67 reviews
6 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Spring flower displays were exceptional. Free admission and open 7-days a week. It is a lovely place for th whole family

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This place is wonderful. situated downtown Toronto, this little oasis offers a quite and tranquil getaway from reality. with the smell of fresh flowers and plants, it's hard not to enjoy this time with mother nature.

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Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
41 attraction reviews
249 helpful votes 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

A wonderful oasis in Toronto! It is one of the oldest parks in Toronto, established in the mid-1800s. You can see numerous tropical plants (including cacti) in greenhouses, some are just amazing, especially air plants. There are also off-leash fenced areas for dogs and we had a great time watching the dogs playing with one another.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Look I know there are a lot of creepy people that wander in and around this park, I get it. I honestly do understand the fact they need to clean it up because of those whom ruin it but once you step into the conservatory you step into a different world. The amount of plants and variety is amazing to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews 70 reviews
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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

In the centre of downtown Toronto, this is a calm quite and warm place to spend some time. The flowers are beautiful and well maintained. A perfect place to visit on a cold sunny winter day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Each Toronto Park has, on the sign bearing it's name, the phrase "a city within a park". I think this is a little ambitious, but I like the sentiment. I've had a relationship with Allan Gardens since the first time I lived in Toronto, in the mid/late 1990's. It still makes me smile to walk through the park - more... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went March so outside of park area which can be sketchy at times, seemed less so, though during summer could be more. Allan Gardens are very nice, hot inside some rooms due to climate for plants though. Turtles inside and flowers were nice, but if you are not in this area, it is okay if you miss it. Please don't... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

My Dad used to take me here as a kid (over 30 years ago), and I still like to visit it from time to time, especially when we're in the middle of a deepfreeze here in Toronto. Sure, some people might be put off by the neighbourhood that it is in, and it's not an overly large botanical garden, but... More 

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