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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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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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beauty and History

These well preserved and thriving plants, the cool interior and vibrant colours and variety of plants to see. Fabulous !

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Jennifer B
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

These well preserved and thriving plants, the cool interior and vibrant colours and variety of plants to see. Fabulous !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Allan Gardens is a hidden gem in the heart of T.O. I love it. The conservatory has a wide variety of flora, both local and tropical. A wonderful place to relax, contemplate quietly and appreciate the world. The surrounding park is well treed, suitable for a picnic lunch. In the winter, the warm, humid atmosphere in the conservatory is welcome... More 

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North Kingstown, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Beautiful old Victorian botanical greenhouses. Large & extensive, with several different types of biomes such as tropical and desert climes represented. Plants all look lush, healthy, and many flowering this time of season. Well kept and labeled specimens -- great big jade plants, aloes, and clivia were cool to see and astonishing to what size they can achieve. Loved the... More 

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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to it for the first time after having lived in Toronto for 15 years. A neat little greenhouse and a place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city. I think when I am in the middle of the February blahs I will head on over for a little rejuvenation.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Love this place anytime, but especially in the winter months when we're immersed in snow. It's a tropical paradise where the caretakers are knowledgable and willing to answer any of your questions. Because of its location, at times street people seek refuge, but they generally are no bother and like you will be there, just to enjoy the warmth and... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful depository of many species of common and rare forms of flora. A wonderful way to spend a free half a day for relaxation and great photography of nature.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop by Allan Gardens Conservatory several times a year to see the different exhibits. It's a beautiful space and the price is perfect - free! They never fail to impress with the quality of the flower displays.

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Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While visiting Toronto I did a lot of morning walks through these gardens, so pretty and such a nice community. Big dog park, I almost regretted not travelling with my pooch!

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Toronto, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Apologies to the conservatory for this review. The plans you have to showcase are great BUT the location of the building in Allen Gardens isn't. I used to walk through Allen Gardens each day on the way to work and that is one place to avoid. The local "residents" from the neighbourhood shelters tend to hang out there and there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

We enjoyed a lovely summer afternoon sitting in the dog park watching all the beautiful dogs run around, occasionally coming to greet us for a pet and a scratch. Afterwards we took a stroll through the conservatory. It was a nice relaxing afternoon. I'll come back when more flowers are in bloom.

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