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Toronto Music Garden

475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-338-0338
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No Music

Perhaps the information given in the booklet was missing details because there was no music as I... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Singapore, Singapore
Gem of a garden

I had downloaded the Bach Suite No. 1 beforehand and listened to it as I strolled the garden. I am... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
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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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“yo yo ma” (9 reviews)
“free concerts” (5 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Downtown West
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Perhaps the information given in the booklet was missing details because there was no music as I stroll around the garden. It was not what it was called.

Reviewed 18 September 2017

I had downloaded the Bach Suite No. 1 beforehand and listened to it as I strolled the garden. I am glad I did because I never found the office for the self-guided tour. Also, if you are thinking a picnic or snack---be advised there is...More

Thank dorotheas117
Reviewed 13 September 2017

The peace and quiet and beauty that surrounds this hidden gem is shocking! Recommend it to come and read a book, just relax, watch the boats.

Thank Angelica A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Ok I love gardens of all kinds. this one I had read about in horticulture magazine this spring and wanted to try--planned a whole trip to Toronto for it. Don't do that. If you are in the area and walking along the harbor- sure stop...More

Thank Ahahn063
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

Cracking area of be­­­autiful flowers, pl­a­nts, and paths. Do­es­n't take long to exp­lore, but in aut­umn or spring it is actu­ally excell­ent early mornings for birdwa­tching with go­od num­bers of Warbl­ers, Vi­reos and Fly­catchers.

Thank MrMrsHappyR
Reviewed 6 September 2017

A bijou oasis of tranquility can be found at Toronto's Music Garden. Having limited knowledge of classical music I listened to the piece (Bach's Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello) online before visiting; which helped me understand and enjoy the garden. There's...More

Thank Pipsq
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The Toronto music garden is beautifully maintained and a feat of inspired design. This a place that you can walk arou nd and read all of the plaques to learn how the garden designs were inspired or just find a quiet spot and take it...More

Thank Edmund P
Reviewed 1 July 2017

Such a lovely little area. It's great to get away from the hustle and bustleof the city for a short while. You could spend as little or as much time here as you want.

Thank Sharben
Reviewed 25 June 2017

Right on the shores of Lake Ontario is a garden devoted primarily to classical music. I do not know any other city in the world that had done this. The park has several small venues for performance, lots of benches for chilling and the atmosphere...More

Thank John K
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Many tourists visiting Toronto see the CN Tower and the waterfront. But, few wander west along Queens Quay to the Music Gardens -- their loss! The Gardens were designed by Cellist Yo Yo Ma, originally to be installed in Boston. But, when that fell through,...More

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner
Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the
outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is
celebrated by a number of monuments and museums,
giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier
destination for modern art, people here stroll through
the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy
the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe
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Haideh M
10 August 2017|
Response from AngelBebe | Reviewed this property |
What did you mean?
12 April 2017|
Response from Edita D | Reviewed this property |
I would say from late May to end of September. If you want to catch the free shows check out the information on the the harbourfront Centre website under Venues. Enjoy
23 January 2017|
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Response from Edita D | Reviewed this property |
It's best to visit in the summer:)