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

Directions

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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Reviews

Rated 4.6 out of 5

5 Star Rating It is truly a music garden, the ground and flowers are arranged so that they imitate the emotions felt by listening to specific sonatas. A must see and explore. For free.

Krzysztof Bobnis - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating An excellent place to relax. Grab something from Starbucks nearby and watch the water. Nice shade. No public washrooms though there is Starbucks nearby.

Charles Dow - 18 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful place for outdoor recreation. Amazing gardens with variety of plants and lot of space to walk and ride a bike. Highly recommended for a relaxation session from our busy city...

Roberto Machado Noa - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating A walk to remember. It's hard to believe how much this area has changed in the past 20 years. I remember working at Ontario Place and there barely was any glass Condo on Lake Share.

Zu M - 1 month 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 - 2 months ago

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Enjoy this musical interlude with scenes from the Toronto Music Garden

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