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

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • 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) 973-4000

Official Website: Toronto Music Garden


Rated 4.7 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating The Toronto Music Garden is a hidden gem and a tranquil oasis in the heart of the city. This beautifully landscaped garden, inspired by Bach's music, is a harmonious blend of nature and art. Visitors can stroll along the winding paths, admiring the carefully designed plantings and sculptures that reflect musical compositions. It's a serene place to escape the urban hustle and bustle. The garden often hosts free music events during the summer, adding a delightful auditory dimension to the experience. Whether you're a music lover or just seeking a peaceful escape, the Toronto Music Garden is a lovely and unique destination that offers a respite for the soul.
Alex Hashemi - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Serene environment. Great for picnics with family and has a walking trail for solo walks or walks with pets. The summers are awesome here with live band performances. Nice views of the Harbour front and the iconic CN Tower. Also a great place for marriage proposals (witnessed a few beautiful ones during the summer) ๐Ÿ˜‰
Dee A - 5 months ago

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5 Star Rating A must visit place all through summer, have lots of fun and enjoy good music from amateur artists, those in downtown on a short trip or live in the neighbourhood take out time to spend some quality time with friends and family. Encourage the young artists
Sohail Kisat - 3 months ago

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5 Star Rating Part of my daily walks, SO so beautiful in the summer, and in the winter sans flowers but itโ€™s so calming and comfortable to walk solo or with your furbaby.
Soraya Wilks - 2 months ago

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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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