Toronto Music Garden

The Toronto Music Garden is a delightful and beautifully landscaped 3 acre garden, inspired by the music of Bach, located on the Toronto Harbourfront

A flower lined pathway invites visitors into the Toronto Music Garden
A flower lined pathway invites visitors into the Toronto Music Garden cc licensed photo by Mike Miley

The Toronto Music Garden is a celebration of music and art inspired by the first of a six part film series by Renowned Cellest Yo-Yo Ma titled 'Inspired by Bach'. In the first film of the series, Yo-Yo Ma and renowned landscape designer, Julie Moir Messervy worked together to interpret Bach's first suite in nature. The garden was originally planned for Boston, but after that fell through the project was embraced by Toronto.

The 3 acre garden is divided into 6 sections inspired by the movements of Bach's Suite No. 1 for Unaccompanied Cello. The sections are Prelude, Allemande, Courante, Sarabnade, Menuett, and Gigue. The park is a beautiful spot to quietly meditate on art and nature.

Be sure to take advantage of the 'Summer Music in the Garden' concert series held in the gardens on Thursdays at 7 pm and on Sundays at 4 pm.

You will find the Toronto Music Garden located in the Harbourfront District. For more information about the park visit the official site link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: No

Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.

Hours This Week:
  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

Address: 479 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5V 3M8, Canada

Phone: (416) 338-0338

Official Website: Toronto Music Garden


TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Yonge-University-SpadinaUnion Station1 Minute

How to get to Toronto Music Garden by TTC Subway

From Union Station catch the #509 Harbourfront Replacement Bus bus southbound on Bay Street and get off at Spadina Avenue. You can enter the park at the corner of Spadina Ave and Queen's Quay W.

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Rated 4.6 out of 5

4 Star Rating Nice little park down by the lake. Beautiful flowers and gardens. Nice switch from the lakefront boardwalk.

Kent Spadzinski - 7 days ago

4 Star Rating Nice little park with pleasant, small shows. Not very big, but gorgeous. Would be better if more people picked up after their dogs.

Chris Winkelaar - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Although I mostly go here in the summer, it still is beautiful in the winter. You don't have to be big into the classical compositions they base the layout on. It's simply just gorgeous with the decor, the varying plants and trees. Plus, you can walk along the edge of Lake Ontario while admiring the edges. It's a nice, calm place to just relax for a few and enjoy the scenery.

Lori Zwicker - 28 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful garden along the newly designed Toronto Waterfront. Really nice to enjoy the open lawn and small pathways that weave beautifully and thoughtfully through maintained gardens. Watch out for cyclists and roller bladers if you enter or exit from the sidewalk along Queens Quay.

Adam Dembe - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating We live close by and always walk around this area all 4 seasons. They have amazing spaces where you could have a picnic and just lounge around. You can watch the planes pass by landing at billly bishop airport. It's also nice to see the yacht parked. During the summer they have a concert series that is a must see!

Niall Tamayo - 2 months ago


Enjoy this musical interlude with scenes from the Toronto Music Garden

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