Hours of operation: 10 am - 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays)
Free admission, Wheel chair accessible
The Cloud Gardens Conservatory is like a tropical cloud forest nestled between the office towers of Toronto's busy downtown core. It sits on land given to the city in the 1980's when the Bay Adelaide Centre was constructed. Recognized with a Governor General's Architectural Award, it features elaborate award winning design and a monument to Toronto's construction workers. This unique little park is a true urban oasis.
South side of Richmond Street between Yonge Street and Bay Street. Accessible by public transit from the Queen Street subway station, walk south on Yonge Street and turn right on Richmond Street.
The Conservatory includes a small greenhouse set to the cool and moist conditions of a rainforest. It is planted with tree ferns, palms and other exotic plants which provide colour and interest year round. A walkway from the lower-level entrance to an upper-level exit by the waterfall reinforces the feeling of going up into the clouds.