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Toronto Music Garden

475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
+1 416-338-0338
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A great place to chill out

Right on the shores of Lake Ontario is a garden devoted primarily to classical music. I do not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
John K
Miami Beach, Florida
A quiet place to watch the aeroplanes take off and land -- and the boats

Many tourists visiting Toronto see the CN Tower and the waterfront. But, few wander west along... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
475 Queen's Quay W, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Downtown West
+1 416-338-0338
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank 63Mark63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wandering the area as a tourist passed by the Toronto Music Garden almost daily on our route into town. Lovely green space with flowers and seating to chill out along the waterfront. A lot of locals utilise the space and a getaway to enjoy the...More

Thank Evievi123139
Reviewed 2 May 2017 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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
Reviewed 25 April 2017 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
Reviewed 24 April 2017 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
Reviewed 15 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...More

Thank baroom
Reviewed 8 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...More

Thank Edita D
Reviewed 7 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.

1  Thank mcorassa
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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How long the summer season is defined for 2017 at this garden?
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
Is this week a good time to visit?
24 January 2017|
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Response from Edita D | Reviewed this property |
It's best to visit in the summer:)
What is on in the music garden on July 14th.
9 July 2016|
Response from Sabir S | Reviewed this property |
The Concert in the Music Garden, on Jul. 14th, 2016, is Elles - Soprano Andreanne Brisson-Paquin joining the prize winning baroque ensemble Pallade Musica