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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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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beautiful gardens

Some beautiful flowers and a pleasant short stroll along the paths. near the water. The plantings are "arranged" in a musical theme. Worth checking out if you like flowers.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Some beautiful flowers and a pleasant short stroll along the paths. near the water. The plantings are "arranged" in a musical theme. Worth checking out if you like flowers.

Thank Linda K
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

aside from the beautiful flowers it is small but worth to visit. during the summer you can catch classical music being played here. need to look into that because we did not attend but were told about it. right down by the water

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Best to visit in spring when the flowers are in bloom and the weather is pleasant. just relax, enjoy the view and imagine the music.

Thank May L
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A winding path through different garden "themes" hits all the right "notes" as one can take in the views from well placed benches or comfortably let children play in protected areas ! All one would need is somewhere close by to have a coffee or a drink afterward !

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

" Our garden is your concert hall", the concerts programme for the current year started on Jun. 30th, with 75% open air theatre full. Season's opening concert was: FROM PRUSSIA TO TANTRA, the Cecilia String Quartet opening the season with Mozart's Quartet in F major, K. 590, and Tantric Variations, by the acclaimed Canadian composer Kati Agocs, co-commissioned by Harbourfront... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went to see Elinor Frey perform her musical magic on cello. Fantastic. Lovely venue for summer music in the evening. Take advantage Of the wonderful Toronto gem.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This park is really nice and enjoyable for a stroll. Very cool features and landscaping. Seems like a really neat place!

Thank Lilly S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Pleasant green space on the waterfront, good for a relaxing stroll in the evening. Interesting design and some nice plants and sculptures. It had only just finished being winter when we visited, so there wasn’t that much going on at the time, though I do believe they have concerts in the summer. Not really worth a special trip but nice... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Hada very enjoyable walk with the family (including small kids). Saw some birds and squirrels. Took photos with the flowers. Looked at some ships and watched planes land at a nearby airport. We also talked to some very nice people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

Nice green area in a concrete city. Nice for relaxing. Conveniently located. Nice water views. Locals seem to enjoy this area, too.

Thank JeffMarysville

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