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Allan Gardens Conservatory

19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-392-7259
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Ranked #17 of 318 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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San Francisco, California
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Our hotel was adjacent to Allan Gardens. The conservatory is free to the public and well-tended. The park seems to attract what I would call street people but it didn't feel unsafe and there wasn't anyone panhandling or anything. It's sort of a "peoples" park. I'm not sure I understand the history of the park or the conservatory. I was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Great first date material or for a stroll in a park like setting, especially during the drab winter months...very uplifting...

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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A long standing fixture in Toronto. Plants are exceptional. Beautifully maintain. Christmas is made very festive.

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Fredericton, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I received a shock when I visited this park.It was lovely.Inside the Park's building was a lovely "retreat" for nature lovers. Exotic flowers and ferns and shrubs and trees.Lovely birds of all species lived inside these tropical trees and flowers.......Absolutely LOVED it!

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Toronto, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My SO and I decided to visit these gardens on a whim as we were in the area. I was pleasantly surprised by the size of the gardens and conservatory. It was very well maintained, and I thought the gardens were absolutely beautiful! It is free for all to go, which is amazing. Would definitely recommend everyone go to these... More

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Cleveland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

The gardens and greenhouses themselves are well maintained and gorgeous. Best part is that it's free to everyone, but not a lot of people seem to be going through it despite a sunny Sunday afternoon. Lots of dog owners will come around for the dog park and ample park space. The better owners know to keep their dogs leashed, but... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

My husband & I visited Allan Gardens, not knowing what to expect. We found a very lovely conservatory with beautiful plants and flowers. Even some from his native South Africa!! That made his day. And all free ..wonderful bonus. Thank you!

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Toronto. Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

My favourite time to walk around this greenhouse is in the depths of winter, or in the early spring to experience spring flowers. It makes for a lovely wander. Tends to get busy on weekend afternoons as it's a popular spot for wedding photos. Take your camera!

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Trenton, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was staying at the nearby university residence and had 1.5 hours to do something that Sunday morning. The girl at the desk suggested the gardens, about a 5-minute walk away. It was love at first sight! The glass dome enticed me to go inside, but only after having a look around the gardens. Inside, I was met with tall... More

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Burlington, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We loved Allan Gardens! Spent about an hour walking around the winding greenhouses, all boasting different, beautiful flowers and greenery. The smell was amazing, as was the upkeep of the plants and flowers. It was a bit crowded so if you're not a fan of squeezing by lots of people, I'd recommend hitting this place up early in the morning... More

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