Toronto Parks run the Allan Gardens, one of the oldest parks in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This park area consists of a greenhouse, a playground and two fenced areas for unleashed dogs. The sections in the greenhouse are the Tropical House that has a waterwheel, rain tropical plants and exotic flowering plants. The Cool House has a waterfall, pond and citrus trees. The Palm House has bananas, bamboo, Screw Pine and the Cactus House. The garden is open all year round. Shows begin on the first Sunday of December when the garden has wagon rides, carolers, stands selling apple cider and cookies and the shows go on till end December. Spring brings in the blossoming season for several plants in the Cool House during Easter. The Fall show is held in the first weekend of November. Allan Gardens is a favorite spot for events like weddings and other celebrations.
Evergreen Brick Works is a unique and fun-filled way to experience sustainable development. A quarry and buildings have been transformed into parks, attractions, and an educational center. Evergreen Brick Works wants to educate people in an informative and interesting way. There are a lot of sites to explore, including learning how to make pottery at Clay Works, buying local produce at Evergreen Garden Market, hiking through Don Valley Brick Works Park, and the exploring the beautiful Children's Garden in Chimney Court.
The Power Plant gallery, part of Toronto's Harbourfront Centre complex, has earned an impressive reputation as one of the finest art institutions in Canada and in the world. Devoted solely to contemporary art, it provides an opportunity for its audience to be exposed to innovative forms in different genres and disciplines, including photography, new media and sculpture. Exhibits include artists from across the country, with a particular focus on the work of locals.
This massive arts center serves as the focal point of the North York arts community. Aside from three theaters, the Main Stage, George Weston Recital Hall and the Studio are all buzzing with various events in music, art, theater and more . Toronto Centre for the Arts is host to a whole range of performance art, from lavish musical theater at the Main Stage to more intimate individual recitals at the George Weston and Studio Theaters.
Its curved exterior and sloping glass awning, reflective in daylight and transparent in twilight, make this concert hall one of Toronto's distinctive downtown landmarks and is located almost directly opposite the Royal Alexandra and The Princess of Wales theaters. The hall is also home to both the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir. Since opening in 1982, hundreds of touring musicians and entertainers have performed here to appreciative crowds. Even though it seats 2,812, no one is further than 32 meters (104.98 feet) from the stage.
At Yonge and Wellington, between Scott and Church, is an historic triangle of bricks and mortar known locally as the Flatiron Building. Also known as the Gooderham Building, it used to be home to the corporate offices of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery empire. A mirror image mural of the Perkins Building located across the street, painted by renowned Canadian artist Derek Besant, adds color to an already remarkable structure. The pub in the basement is a popular haunt, and features a massive outdoor patio that overlooks one of the richest architectural areas of the city. Today this building is home to Gilbert's LLP, lawyers and patent & Trademark Agents.
The Timothy Eaton Memorial Church is a Methodist Church in Toronto. It is named after Timothy Eaton who established Eaton's Department Store, one of the largest and important retail businesses in Canada. Established in 1914, it has a beautiful stone structure which has been well-preserved till today. With a peaceful aura surrounding it, every visitor feels a sense of calm in this worship-place. Besides that, the Church also has a very active youth community and a special music program which places a lot of importance on music in worship. The Church also has some spectacular venues for rental like the Flora McCrea Auditorium which houses 380 and other smaller halls as well that are ideal for concerts, meetings, lectures and receptions. The Church is also perfect for conducting a wedding.
Toronto's inaugural postal outlet, located one and a half blocks east of Jarvis, first opened in 1833. The red brick building was once occupied by the town of York's first postmaster, who did business through the side door. Today, the three storied Georgian house is home to a living history museum as well as a postal and philatelic outlet. Part of a group of buildings designed by Henry Langley, the three houses incorporated the original Bank of Upper Canada, the De La Salle Institute and the Post Office. It is now officially operated by the Town of York Historical Society. Admission is free.