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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
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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Good thing first: its for free, centrally located Good amount of flora, does not take too long to pass through, nice old conservatory! Negative: lots of homeless people hanging... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Good thing first: its for free, centrally located Good amount of flora, does not take too long to pass through, nice old conservatory! Negative: lots of homeless people hanging out in the park in the summer months around Allan Gardens.

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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled up to College metro and walked to the gardens. a nice park and dog park and then the conservatory and palm house with flowers, trees, palm trees, cactus, a nice treat from the cold or from too much sun or rain. Great for kids with fish and turtles.

Thank Willram
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This gem never disappoints! If you need a lift of your spirits or your humidity level, visit Allan Gardens. There is always something in bloom to cheer your spirit.

Thank Carmen J
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

This is a very well kept but smallish greenhouse, with a fairly wide variety of plants (mainly temperate, but with some tropical additions).

Thank Anand R
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Located between Sherbourne/Jarvis and Carlton/Gerrard streets, Allan Gardens takes up a large city block. The Victorian green house contains a cactus wing and does a special Victorian Christmas exhibit each year. It is free to the public. My favourite time to go is in March when all the fragrant spring flowers are in bloom in the south wing -- just... More 

Thank Rob G
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The Conservatory used to be part of the University of Toronto and located at the corner of College and University until the university expanded and needed the land. Now, it is open to the public for free. It is large and well maintained with a pond and also a cacti section. It is a great visit especially on a winter... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

An extraordinary collection of plants from tropical and desert climates. Beautiful victorian architecture. A great place to wander and take photos! The renewed "Garden District" takes its name from this park and gardens, and it may one day transform the whole neighborhood.

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Kitchener, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

We walked in Toronto up to Allan Gardens, and while the outside area looked not well cared for, the inside of the Conservatory looked great! The conservatory is a old style hot house for tropical plants. There is colour galore, but it is hot, and humid inside. There is a lot to see, and it was worth it. There are... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2016

Nice gardens and loads of paths to stroll on. Take your time and enjoy the tranquility within the city.

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Madeira Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

2 hours was barely enough time to see everything, but I'm a gardener and spend longer than most looking at individual specimens. If you are interested in this kind of thing they have the cactus that produces "dragon fruit", plus many other terrific and mature cacti. Strolling multi-generational families obviously enjoy this place for good reason. Lots of opportunities for... More 

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