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Toronto Music Garden

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Downtown West
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Address: 475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-338-0338
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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It's a great place to have picnic or enjoy an open air concert. It's located on the harbour front so the view is fantastic. There are lots of places where you can have a coffee or... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great place to have picnic or enjoy an open air concert. It's located on the harbour front so the view is fantastic. There are lots of places where you can have a coffee or eat lunch at.

Thank AngelBebe
Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We really enjoyed walking through this Garden--even in early Spring it was immaculately maintained and the workers were hard at work getting it ready for the summer. Located along the Harbourfront, it was not hard to miss!

Thank Meghan S
Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located along the harbour front the views are great. The garden itself has not yet started its spring bloom, would expect it would be beautiful when in bloom.

Thank NormLWat
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice walk.... by the lake Great location There are aome nice restarants really close by You can see there some ducks , seagulls , swans and some other animals. Pc Many people walking with their dogs

Thank Tania B
Mississauga, Canada
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

After lunch at nearby Iruka Sushi, we continued our self-guided harbourfront tour with a stop at Toronto Music Garden. Early spring is really the worst time to go, next to winter, I would say. The trees are bare and most of the plants look nearly dead. One could still walk around the landscaped garden but without the healthy plants and... More 

Thank baroom
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

I go for daily walks here since it's right in front of my house and it's just beautiful. The grounds are well kept and the free music event in the summer is just great!! Great place to go for a walk for sit down with coffee, especially since it's right by the lake.

Thank Edita D
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Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

This place is a favorite near the harbor. It is quite beautiful, has some benches for picnics facing the lake. There are many thing to do in the vicinity.

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Mississauga, Ontario
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

The park is located close to harbourfront and it is great to have a walk and enjoy the water of harbourfront and the beautiful park.

Thank chloe_marsy
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

This is a pleasant garden to visit. Wel desgned. I was expecting some music within the garden, but disappointingly, I must say is that, the nearby airport noise, with planes landing and taking off, spoiled the ambience of this nice garden. I couldnt rate it any higher beacause of this.

Thank HotEarth
Bangor, Maine
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Who knew? Toronto's waterfront walkway is enjoyable from the airport southern end to way past the ferry terminal, and the Music Garden (several adjoining gardens) make it more so. Free, accessible, filled with people on a sunny day, near Queens Quay shops (including bike rental). Just an urban pleasure and treasure while you're heading to the Toronto Islands Park, or... More 

Thank twoinmaine

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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 Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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