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Allan Gardens Conservatory

19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
+1 416-392-7259
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Great for the soul!

The old Victorian style conservatory os absolutely beautiful, both in its form and in its abundant... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Sylvain S
Ottawa, Canada
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A lovely break from the cold

While visiting family in Toronto we stopped here after lunch to stroll through the gardens. There... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burlington, Canada
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Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good36%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“tropical plants” (20 reviews)
“palm house” (8 reviews)
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19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
+1 416-392-7259
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The old Victorian style conservatory os absolutely beautiful, both in its form and in its abundant contents. My wife and I are biologists and we found the collection of plants very diverse and healthy. Lots of blooms of all kinds, which was real treat in...More

Thank Sylvain S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While visiting family in Toronto we stopped here after lunch to stroll through the gardens. There are a few different paths to follow and while not large, you can easily spend 40 minutes looking at all the plants and displays. There is a beautiful orchid...More

Thank MelandGary823
Reviewed 8 January 2018

We love coming here, especially at Christmas, when the already gorgeous greenhouses are made magic with the addition of creative Christmas horticulture, lights, and literally THOUSANDS of various types on poinsettias. This place is free, and a beautiful venue for photos and a stroll.

Thank MaraFromToronto
Reviewed 1 January 2018

While you will find bigger, more elaborate gardens in most major cities, you won't find any that are free and as charm-filled. Nestled within the grit, hipster -ivlle and gay village of Toronto, it's a marvellous escape. But it's no secret. In fact its small...More

Thank Mt N
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Free admission and just a wonderful place to visit especially when it's so freezing cold! Temps were so low it was not fun to be outdoors and we were at a loose end wondering what to do on Boxing Day rather than spend hours in...More

Thank ktczim
Reviewed 10 December 2017

FREE admission to a wonderful display of exotic plants and wonderfully designed Christmas sculptures.

Thank mol17345
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Allan Gardens is a venerable greenhouse and park on the east side of downtown Toronto. The neighbourhood has become somewhat gentrified in recent decades but a certain urban grittiness remains in some of the surrounding streets and in the park itself. While not particularly exotic,...More

1  Thank 337frede
Reviewed 24 November 2017

There were quite a few homeless and a police presence as we cut through Allan Gardens after a walk around Cabbagetown but the Conservatory is a lovely haven. Some beautiful flowers, amusing turtles (all lined up and looking like plastic ones), interesting details. Well worth...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 13 November 2017

This winter when the cold becomes too much, I suggest a visit to the Allan Gardens Greenhouse. You enter the main rotunda in the midst of soaring palm trees. To the left, a vast array of colour. Standing by the mini pond is so calming....More

Thank eugeneo122
Reviewed 12 November 2017

If you have 30 minutes and are in the area, it's nice to stroll through the gardens, but otherwise, I wouldn't say that this is worth the trip. Five greenhouses (16,000 square feet): - “Tropical House” has a waterwheel and tropical plants like orchids and...More

1  Thank ErinRuss
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Drew C
7 May 2017|
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Response from betancourtlourdes | Reviewed this property |
And if you visit it during the winter is a lovely experience as everything inside is green and warm when outside is cold and white!
12 February 2017|
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Response from DB1988 | Reviewed this property |
It's free I believe it's open from 9 until 5
5 June 2016|
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Response from bnlhenry | Reviewed this property |
9-5 on weekdays and 10-5 on weekends for the conservatory. Outside gardens always open