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Allan Gardens Conservatory

Allan Gardens Conservatory is located on Carlton Street (between Jarvis and Sherbourne) and is open every day from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Admission is free. It has 6 greenhouses and has an interesting collection of exotic plants and seasonal displays. It's a peaceful soothing place where people go to meet friends, walk their dog, people watch or enjoy the playground and the colourful display of flowers and plants from around the world. There is a fence with Native artwork shielding the 3 year water pipe construction project at the present time. A 21-person crew worked on the colourful mural. The eight-foot-high, 700-foot-long polyptych, "All My Relations," illustrates local and national indigenous history.

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The six greenhouses offer over 16,000 square feet of space with 2 Tropical Houses featuring a wide variety of interesting plants including orchids, bromeliads, begonia and gesneriads. They bloom year-round in the warm and humid environment.

The Palm House was built in 1910 and has a collection of varied palms, bananas and tropical vines.

The Cool Temperate House features plants requiring a cool environment for plants likeCamellias, Jasmine and plants from Australia and the Mediterranean.

The Palm House was built in 1910 and has a collection of varied palms, bananas and tropical vines.

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The Tropical Landscape House offers a colourful mixture of lush exotics such as cycads, gingers, hibiscus and a green jade vine.

The Arid House has unusual cacti and collections of agave, opuntia, haworthia and aloe.

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This video was shot after an interesting talk on May 5, 2013 entitled:
"A Radical History of Allan Gardens" by Gaetan Heroux as part of Jane's Walk series of Walking Tours. The park is over 100 years old and was a playground for some of Toronto's most affluent residents in its early history. Many events took place over the years and this place has played a significant role in the social consciousness of the city. A statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns was unveiled in Toronto's Allan Gardens in 1902.

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