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Toronto Music Garden

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Address: 475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 338 0338
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Landscape designer Julie Messervy and a group of landscape architects from...
Landscape designer Julie Messervy and a group of landscape architects from Toronto's Parks and Recreation Department designed the waterfront's Music Garden in such a way that it actually interprets in nature Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Starting off with the curves and bends of the riverscape, guests make their way through six sections of the garden ending at the Giant Grass Steps, which form a curved amphitheater where performances take place in the summer. 
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Check the schedule online before visting the place as twice a week there is music show during summer. The garden is small however peaceful and clean. You can then take a walk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This is a really lovely waterfront garden located adjacent to Ireland Park. The garden's design is based on music and there are many beautiful flowers and plants. During the summer there are concerts and other free activities. Check out their online information to find out dates and times of performances.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Check the schedule online before visting the place as twice a week there is music show during summer. The garden is small however peaceful and clean. You can then take a walk around the harbour front area.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

In addition to 2015 PAN AM Games in Toronto, starting today, the "Annual Summer Music in the Garden" program also started on Jul. 2nd. I attend the Jul. 9th music concert "An Evening with Calum Graham", who has previously performed at this location. He is a guitarist and has earned respect for his original songs and tunes with his mellow... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I read about this garden here in TripAdvisor. And I think to myself, it can be nice. I finished my tour in CN-tower and did my way to the 'Music Garden'. And I didn't knew It Is so beautiful, magical, green and quite! This garden is a piece of haven in Toronto! Go to visit!!

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 via mobile

Went to see the garden and hear some music today, its a nice place but right in front the island airfield...very noisy spot and The sound was terrible, one more strange thing, there was a woman that hunting people for taking pictures or videos of the musicians and stopping them from doing that!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Last evening, inspired by the Japanese word for fireworks (HANABI), the Nagata Shachu Taiko Drumming Ensemble performed to a large gathering in the Toronto Music Gardens. It is an annual event in the entertainment life in Toronto, drawing visitors and local residents for the occasion. Under the spitting cloud, the audience enjoyed the performance until the end. In summer, if... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Take the time to stop by for a look if you need a peaceful escape. A beautiful little gem in the city that most overlook. Very well maintained garden that offers a respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. It will be a much nicer spot once the construction in the area is completed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

What a lovely spot to enjoy the lake! The garden offers some shade on a hot day and is kept exceptionally well tended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Not necessarily a must see "destination," but it does offer a peaceful reprieve from the city bustle. Creatively designed by Yo Yo Ma and other artistic individuals. Those with a musical background will especially appreciate how the horticulturists interpreted musical elements into plantings. It's interpretive and not interactive (as I had originally though it would be).

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

The landscaping is gorgeous, and the terraced seating is perfect for the live free shows. My husband and I saw a show there this afternoon. Not my favorite music, but decent acoustics for an outdoor venue. The only minor issues are that the airport's close proximity hinders the listening process. Also, the lovely walking paths don't always go anywhere ...... More 

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Address: 475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 338 0338
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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