“Grey is my favourite colour”- Nobody, Ever. Sometimes you just need a dose of colour in a concrete jungle, don’t you think? We’ve got a list of 7 of the most beautiful public gardens in Toronto. Pack a picnic, roll out the blanket, and bask in the beauty of actual nature. Ahhh!
This gorgeous space is one of the oldest parks in the city! It’s grown to have a stellar greenhouse, off-leash area, and a playground. It’s actually kinda famous, having been featured in Kenny vs Spenny, Murdoch Mysteries, and many others.
Where: 160 Gerrard St E
The landscaping of this waterfront gem is meant to reflect Bach’s Suite No. 1 in G Major for unaccompanied cello. We sometimes take our unaccompanied cello out here to admire the swirling pathway. It’s also home to various performances and music events during the year.
Where: 479 Queens Quay W
Beau won’t buy you flowers? Stick it to ’em and come admire some leafy beauties on your own. This garden is packed with some of the most stunning flowers in the city, so come take a stroll and admire it all!
Where: 777 Lawrence Ave E, North York
12,000 square feet of plants! A cactus house! A tropical plants house! This is all our plants dreams in one place. Come take a look at some foliage you definitely won’t find on the streets of Toronto.
Where: 151 Elmcrest Rd, Etobicoke
This multi-level park is a favourite for weddings because of the gorgeous scenery. At least that’s what we hear, we’re forever alone. It backs onto walking trails, so you can wander through different parks and ravines.
Where: 2901 Yonge St
Really can’t leave downtown? It’s okay, yung workaholic. Take your suited self up to the City Hall podium roof! It’s a secret public greenspace in the city, literally on the roof. What a wee haven!
Where: 100 Queen St W
Nestled under its namesake cathedral, this urban oasis is the perfect place to let the kids burn off some steam. The playground is huge, and you can relax in the shade under one of the many trees. Or, you could get right in on their Grounders game. It’s your world out here!
Where: 120 King St E
7 gorgeous public gardens in Toronto, 7 perfect spots to spend the day! Time to go get yelled at for illegally touching the flowers.