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 This place is so beautiful and relaxing... I love going there!

Yoav Shafir - 12 days 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 - 21 days ago

5 Star Rating Beautiful place to sit or experience nature in the city. Well maintained and great flowers.

Lee Elliott - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating Absolutely beautiful public park. What a gem. Relaxing. Stunning landscaping. Would love to actually see a performance here.

Reid P - 3 months ago

4 Star Rating Not maintained in winter. Most trees are dead this time of year, but at night there are neon lights representing musical instruments and lights that light up and are very clear. The small pavilion in the center is still a nice place to sit down.

James Wu - 4 months ago

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Enjoy this musical interlude with scenes from the Toronto Music Garden

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