Allan's Gardens, Robert McCallum - 1910

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Allan Garden Conservatory. A nice place to visit in winter, if you have no money to go to the Caribbeans. All the tropical plants you tried to grow at home and they just died on you, are thriving here in the hot house. Palm trees, bamboo, flowering cacti, even banana tree with ripening bananas.

The prolific Robert McCallum designed the classically proportioned domed Palm House which opened in 1910. George W. Allan (Toronto Mayor 1855 and later Senator) donated this property to Horticultural Society). It is never crowded in here on week day. The entry is always free as stipulated as a condition of Allan's donation.

Outside in the park, it's a different world, with some out-of-luck characters huddling on park benches, begging for spare change. I am also quite sure, you could buy any drugs you want here. I think, this may be the reason why Torontonians or tourist do not visit more often.

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Comments (52)

Ho Thi Duc Tu. on April 20, 2013

Magnifique photo. L + F Duc Tu.

adriana bruno on April 24, 2013

LIKE, bella!

ka9894 on May 1, 2013

Wonderful photo !


Best wishes, :)


Manol Manoman on May 8, 2013

Very fine composition my friend! like!

Best regards ,Manol

Det Lindinger on June 4, 2013

Gut gesehen und gemacht Tomas 42 & Greetings Det!

C haydeé on June 21, 2013

Una preciosa composición de un bonito lugar.


Saludos cordiales desde Argentina, _Chaydeé _

jades1111 on September 22, 2013

Gut gemacht, L+F beste Grüße

Giorgos Dimitriadis on November 3, 2013

Beautifully composed,Like 45.Best wishes,George

Shain Paiment on December 27, 2013

excellent shot F+L

Buts Yuri on December 27, 2013

Very nice view, good composition. LIKE 47! Greetings from Ukraine! Yuri.

Mauro50 on December 27, 2013

Many thanks Tomas for your visit and like

Interesting capture and good perspective

Have a nice weekend and Happy New Year

Best wishes. Mauro

sergio Delmonico on February 4


Uma composição agradável, excelente capturado. agradável fazer, TFS . Tenha uma boa semana,

My viewer of Sergio Delmonico

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Photo taken in Allan Gardens, 19 Horticultural Avenue, Toronto, ON M5A 2P2, Canada
Allan Gardens

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  • Uploaded on April 10, 2013
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    by Tomros
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