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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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Allen Gardens

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 via mobile

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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22 helpful votes 22 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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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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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

free spot with dog park near by.....its like a tropical Paradise inside and houses plants from the turn of the century

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Toronto, Canada
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

I loved visiting the gardens in the middle of this long winter! It was so nice to have a tropical escape right in the city. Everything about the gardens is beautiful and refreshing.

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

This old building is historic and interesting. Moreover, the central and SW areas are humid and warm, often with many flowers...the tall central room reminds me of Hawaii with gigantic banana plants and if I am lucky, lots of blooms. In the SW room there are oodles of orchids. There are several relaxing fountains. Another room is full of arid... More 

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

We love going to the Allan Gardens greenhouse to take pictures of the flowers and enjoy the atmosphere when the weather is cool, and also in the summer

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We dropped in on a freezing Saturday to find a wedding in progress and significant crowds enjoying the plants. Its not huge and won't take you too long to walk through, but its an interesting diversion in the middle of downtown with a nice atmosphere.

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