The sun is shining and we all want to spend our time outdoors as much as possible. Whether you’re looking to have a peaceful picnic, take a short hike, or a quiet time alone, these are all spots that will make you feel like you’ve been removed from city life. If you need a break from everything, just spend some time alone reading a book, sun-tanning, listening to music or whatever else makes you feel calm
Check out these 8 green spaces will make you feel calm:
Allan Gardens is one of the oldest parks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It has a conservatory, a playground and two fenced off-leash areas for dogs.
LOCATION: 160 Gerrard St E (Toronto)
Among the formal gardens and floral displays, there are also wooden arch bridges and walking trails. These gardens provide the perfect escape from the urban environment we live in.
LOCATION: 755 Lawrence Ave E (North York)
The botanical gardens and natural areas of the 250 acre Humber Arboretum serve as a public garden, conservation area, and educational centre. There are also lots of walking trails!
LOCATION: 205 Humber College Blvd (Etobicoke)
Located next to St. James Cathedral in downtown Toronto, this park is a series of formal gardens and is a beautiful place to stroll around and relax. A grand gazebo can be found in the centre of the park, and walking trails traverse the grass with an overall Victorian feel.
LOCATION: 120 King St E (Toronto)
Find this tiny tropical spot in-between concrete buildings.
LOCATION: 14 Temperance St (Toronto)
Fronting on Toronto’s inner harbour, the Toronto Music Garden is one of the city’s most enchanted locations. It was designed by internationally renowned cellist Yo Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy, in collaboration with landscape architects from the City of Toronto’s Parks and Recreation Department.
LOCATION: 479 Queens Quay West (Toronto)
The main greenhouse contains 200 different varieties of tropical plants that bloom year-round including palms, crotons, gingers, hibiscus, orchids and bromeliads. You can also find fruit trees such as banana, soursop and papaya here.
LOCATION: 151 Elmcrest Rd (Etobicoke)
8. Kariya Park
It’s a serene space with Japanese-inspired gardens, walkways & structures and even a duck pond.
LOCATION: 3620 Kariya Dr (Mississauga)
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Let us know in the comments if we are missing any good spots!
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