Toronto Island Park - Franklin Children's Garden
9 Queens Quay W
District: Toronto and East York
An interactive garden for families on Toronto Island Park. The park features seven sections:
Little Sprouts Garden:
Learn how to plant, cultivate and harvest vegetables and flowers. Drop-in programs run in the summer.
TD Storybook Place Amphitheatre:
The Amphitheatre hosts special events, shows, storytelling, performing arts, camp sessions, picnics and more.
Explore the winding trail and meadow on your way to the highest point on the Toronto Islands.
Hide and Seek Garden:
Play in the vine tunnel, explore the wheel-chair accessible Tree House, or take pictures with bronze sculptures of Franklin and Rabbit.
Franklin's Pollination Station:
Find out about the important role pollinators play in this educational garden.
Collect pine cones and look for bronze sculptures of Franklin and his friends!
Have a chance to look at turtles, frogs, birds and other critters in a wetland environment.
Franklin Children's Garden is inspired by Franklin the Turtle from the celebrated book series written by Paulette Bourgeois, illustrated by Brenda Clark and published by Kids Can Press: a Corus Entertainment Company.
- Intersection: Near: Queens Quay West and Harbour Square
- TTC Information: Take the Centre Island ferry from the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal at 9 Queens Quay West. Walk towards Centre Island. The garden is located behind the Toronto Island Nature School.
Monday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.Tuesday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.Wednesday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.Thursday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.Friday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.Saturday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.Sunday: 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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