The park is currently undergoing improvements and changes through the Centennial Park Master Plan Implementation.

Centennial Park Conservatory has tropical and arid displays set alongside seasonal plant displays.


Main Greenhouse: Tropical

The main greenhouse contains 200 different varieties of tropical plants that bloom year-round, including:

  • palms
  • crotons
  • gingers
  • hibiscus
  • orchids
  • bromeliads

Fruit trees – such as banana, soursop and papaya – are housed in the main greenhouse.

South Wing: Arid

The south wing contains unusual cacti and succulents, including:

  • agave
  • opuntia
  • aloe

North Wing: Specialty

The north wing features specialty displays that are always changing. Displays can include special floral species selected for the spring, summer, fall and winter floral displays.

A coat check is available in the front foyer.

Pets and Service Animals

Pets are not allowed within the conservatory. Service animals are allowed.

Food and Drink

Outside food and drink are not allowed inside the conservatory.

A drinking fountain is available inside.


Quick photography for personal use is allowed. Stay on the paths and out of garden collections.

Extended photoshoots, wedding photography or anything that requires set-up, equipment or staging and/or requires exclusive use of space or inhibits the use of the space by other visitors requires a permit.

Drones are not allowed in the conservatory or the park.

The Centennial Park Conservatory complex was designed and constructed in 1969 and was formally opened by Etobicoke Mayor Horton on March 21, 1970. It consisted of a large tropical house and two smaller wing houses originally used for plant production. Over time, the wing houses became an arid house and a seasonal display house. Plant production now occurs in an attached greenhouse where, along with all the seasonal display plant material for the conservatory, 300,000+ annual and perennial plants are also grown to beautify parks throughout the city.