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Toronto Music Garden, Toronto

#9 of 84 in Parks in Toronto
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Fans of classical music appreciate Toronto Music Garden, a picturesque urban green space and outdoor music venue inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Curves and swirling pathways as well as graded seating typify the gardens' attractive architecture. Designed by landscape architect Julie Moir Messervy with help from internationally famed cellist Yo Yo Ma, the gardens host an array of concerts throughout the year; check the schedule ahead of arrival. Even if there are no events scheduled, take some time out for contemplation in these verdant settings. Make Toronto Music Garden a centerpiece of your Toronto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Toronto trip maker.
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  • Walking along Queen's Quay is great on a nice, not too windy day. If you are there anyway you can take the little curvy paths through the Music Garden in among the vegetation. I have yet to hear the.....  more »
  • Nice park on the waterfront with seating and areas inspired by a piece of classical music. Great place to just sit and chill  more »
  • We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Music Garden this past August. Because if the hot sun we chose not to sit on the grass tiers overlooking the band, instead sitting on benches nearby in the...  more »
  • It is a very nice and great place to meditate or even have some quality time for yourself. The only thing I was not happy with was this beautiful place was completely unmaintained during winters.
  • A beautiful spot by the water to relax and be at peace. Friendly locals are plentiful here, and the park, though smaller than others on the city, it's well designed so you can easily find a spot that seems secluded, and you'll get the signs of wind of the lake, or concerts that take place in the garden. I highly recommend this urban parkette.
  • An incredibly gorgeous green space in an otherwise hectic area. This is a lovely area to unwind in after walking or riding the waterfront trail. Add a playlist to thoroughly enjoy the experience. Take a moment to be mindful and recharge your energies. Especially if travelling. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful year round. A triumph in garden design. Inspired by Bach. Make sure you read the interpretive panels. Also watch the documentary on YouTube featuring garden designer Julie Moir Messervy and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Summer an additional treat with free music concerts.
  • Love taking a stroll through this park during the summer, well kept and maintained. Has a serene environment.

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