I stumbled into the Toronto Music Garden one afternoon while strolling the waterfront. I was attending a conference at the Air Canada Center, and the garden is a doable walk from the center (which is also very near the CN Tower--the garden is also located very near the ferry to the airport on Toronto Island; it would be a nice place to go if you had a long layover). The garden itself was interesting to me for a few reasons:
1. The gardens are beautiful. They're well-landscaped, well-laid out, and well-cared for. There's a wide range of flowers and plants. So this garden appeals to the gardener and those interested in landscaping.
2. The musical connotations. I'm a musician, so I understood all the different kinds of dances the different parts of garden are named after. However, you have to understand Baroque music (think Bach) to know this stuff. Otherwise, it's just funny-sounding names.
3. The quietness. You wouldn't think that a garden right next to a city street would be quiet, but this garden is quite peaceful. It would be a great place to sit down and dream or relax (there are benches here and there, as well as a large grassy area that's often used for seating for concerts).
4. The cityscape. You can see the CN Tower from most parts of the garden, and occasionally other buildings as well. It's fascinating that such a pretty, large (for this area) garden could be sandwiched between city streets and the waterfront.
Because I wandered in, I walked the paths pretty haphazardly. However, we eventually came to the nicest part: the Menuett Garden. Here there is a raised platform and a lovely iron arbor/pavilion. The arbor makes lovely shadows on the platform and there are roses and other flowers around it. I also very much enjoyed the Sarabande Garden, which has a dark feeling with confer trees and ivy growing everywhere. In the middle of the garden is a pool surrounded by ivy and stones. Beautiful!
If I'm ever in the area again, I'll definitely go back to the garden and enjoy it some more.
(Note that there's no bathrooms here, as well as no fee to enter).
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