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Toronto Botanical Garden (North York)

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Blending with nature

The facility gracefully mingles with the landscaped surroundings, the architectural form of the plants blending with the natural texture of the walls. (Not that the kids will notice but, hey, it's not all about them!) What they will like is the wall of water welcoming us at the entrance of the building. We could explore both sides of the wall, which led us within the walls of the Floral Hall Courtyard where it was like being in our own little Japanese world. Kids will also like the stone bridge running over a small canal by a waterfall in the Garden Halls Terrace. From there, we could see the plants on the sloping green roof and the Spiral Mound, a viewing platform 3 metres above ground (it allows a 360-degree perspective of the site. If you feel like taking a hike from the Botanical Garden, you can choose Wilket Creek's wide paved trail perfect with strollers, or the sinuous path of Edwards Gardens.

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