One of Toronto’s oldest public parks, Allan Gardens is available to the public year round. Highlights include a large Victorian era greenhouse, kid play areas, and an off-leash dog park.
Location: 160 Gerrard St E, Toronto, ON M5A 2E5
Greenhouse Hours: Monday – Sunday | 10:00AM – 5:00PM
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
The 18,000 square foot greenhouse is home to a diverse array of fauna from across the globe. Tropical plants are displayed meters away from local greenery. New plantings occur seasonally meaning you can go throughout the year, each time providing a novel experience.
The Allan Gardens grounds feature a large off-leash dog park with two fenced areas. One area for large dogs and another for small. The park features two striking dog sculptures, making the park an interesting visit for all, canine or otherwise.
How to Get Here
Locate on Carlton St, Allan Gardens is easily accessible by TTC. Taking Route 506 to Jarvis will leave you within walking distance to the park.
There is street level parking surrounding the park, as well as numerous private lots nearby. Check out Parkopedia for complete parking availability.
Support Allan Gardens
If you’re interested in getting involved with Allan Gardens or support providing space for beautiful greenery in an urban center, check out Friends of Allan Gardens. Friends of Allan Gardens is a volunteer group that seeks to promote the Gardens and creating a more accessible, diverse space.