Sometimes we all need an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. And if you don’t want to actually leave Toronto but do want to see some greenery, this is the list for you. There are a ton of little pockets of sunshine in the city just waiting to be explored. So pack up a picnic basket and hit the road. We’re going garden hopping.

Here are 8 of the most beautiful gardens and parks in Toronto.


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This gorgeous garden is the gem of North York. You can pack a picnic and get away to the fields of flowers and beautiful waterfalls. Ahh, sounds like a dream…

Where: 777 Lawrence Ave E


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This spot is so pretty it’s become a go-to for wedding photos. Don’t believe us? Just type “Alexander Muir Memorial Gardens Photography” into Google Images and feast your eyes on the results. Well, regardless of if you’re planning a wedding or not, you can still enjoy these beautiful grounds.

Where: 2901 Yonge St


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This lovely location is right in the heart of the beaches. So next time you’re heading to the water, why not take a quick detour and check out the grounds? You won’t regret it.

Where: 2075 Queen St E


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Sometimes the best greenery is surrounded by concrete. Which is why St. James Park is such a wonderful oasis. It’s right in the heart of downtown, but it definitely doesn’t feel that way. So stop by for a little refreshing nature while you’re travelling the downtown core.

Where: 120 King St E


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Okay, so this one might actually be our favourite. It’s right on the water. Plus, it’s carefully designed to reflect a piece by Bach. And rumour has it you can even hear the symphony as you walk through. So whether you’re a classical music fan or not, this spot is pretty neat.

Where: 479 Queens Quay W


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This lovely spot is the perfect place for a picnic. So pack a basket and head on out to Scarborough to take advantage!

Where: 5 Glen Everest Rd


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Okay, this one is seriously a hidden gem. Within Humber Bay Park, you can find a beautiful butterfly garden. The grounds are designed to be the perfect butterfly sanctuary. So when you walk through, you’re sure to come across a fluttery friend. And if you’re thinking that sounds like a fairytale, you are right. Because this wonderful spot feels too good to be true.

Where: 100 Humber Bay Park Rd W


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This Toronto spot is where garden meets art gallery. The downtown oasis is full of beautiful greenery but it’s also full of crazy cool sculptures! The exhibit changes twice per year, usually in the spring and fall, so make sure you stop by more than once

Where: 115 King St E

Happy garden hopping, Toronto!