Toronto Music Garden is often referred to as Spadina Garden by locals because of its close proximity to the intersection of Spadina Avenue and Queen’s Queue. Both streets are lively and busy, but the garden somehow feels very calm. There are no admission fees and the garden never closes – it is possible to walk in any time of the year, no matter what the weather is. I’ve been there when it was rainy, sunny, cold or unbearably hot. The garden is full of alleys, exotic plants and bushes. It is beautiful in a different way in each season.
This garden is called Music Garden because its design was inspired by Bach’s First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. The garden is located next to the lake, so the seagulls and the waves can be heard quite often, and being near the water always reminds me of that piece of music.
There are benches as well as open, grassy areas which allow for mini picnics in the summer. Also, it is possible to observe the famous CN tower from the garden, which is one of my favorite things to do when I’m there!
The garden’s a great place for a date as well; it’s located next to an area with plenty of cafes and restaurants, so a coffee followed by a walk in the Music Garden can make for a great romantic evening.