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Allan Gardens Conservatory

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Address: 19 Horticultural Ave | Between Jarvis, Sherbourne, Dundas and Gerrard Sts., Toronto, Ontario M5A 2P2, Canada
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Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a...

Donated by a prominent local philanthropist, these gardens boast a beautiful glass-domed Victorian structure.

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A colourful place to visit even on a dull overcast day!

Allan Gardens always has many flowers, goldfish, and turtles to entertain both young & old. The tropical, desert, orchid, and seasonal display houses are full of interesting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Allan Gardens always has many flowers, goldfish, and turtles to entertain both young & old. The tropical, desert, orchid, and seasonal display houses are full of interesting plants at any time of the year...especially on an overcast winters day in mid January.

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Thank rudysterr
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After wedding we needed to kill time and went it. It was lovely to wander around and see everything. There were some odd characters that were being ushered out by the police but that didn't disrupt our visit.

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Thank daningram
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

when the weather gets cold and nasty - go to Allan Gardens! It's a huge greenhouse where you take your jacket off and walk along pathways among green bushes, under green tree canopies. So awesome!

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Thank kalitanya
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When everything is cold and grey outside in Toronto, it is a giod place to rise the mood, you can even sit in a bench and have a nice talk with a friend or just visit it alone

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place to visit in cold winter since outdoor activies are quite tough for baby/toddler (and the elderly). My family just love this garden.

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Thank Huong N
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Free attraction botanical garden in an urban setting. Lots of variety of plants, trees and flowers. Excellent cactus greenhouse. Not busy so very enjoyable.

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful, really nicely organized and with so many different species. A truly lovely and special place!

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Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed the candle light visit of the Allan Gardens Conservatory. A secret well kept for plant lovers. Lovely Christmas displays, all the visitors were delighted! Compliments for the Christmas displays! We'll definitely be back!

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Thank Ina_31
St. Catharines, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

-We visited here while staying at a nearby hotel -basically an oversized greenhouse, with plants, tropical plants, cactus, etc... -Nice place to walk thru, take pictures, relax. -There is also no admission charge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

area is kind of shady ; so go with a friend and avoid panhandlers a forgotten gem really for plant lovers good photos

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