Parks, Forestry & Recreation

Edwards Gardens

Address: 755 Lawrence Ave E Map It

A former Estate garden featuring perennials and roses on the uplands and wildflowers, rhododendrons and an extensive rockery in the valley. Among the formal gardens and brilliant floral displays, there are also rock gardens, a greenhouse, wooden arch bridges, a waterwheel, fountains, and many walking trails. On the upper level of the valley there is an arboretum beside the Children's Teaching Garden. Edwards Gardens is also home to the Toronto Botanical Gardens (TBG). The TBG offers programs, garden tours, nature day camps, field trips and an extensive horticultural library.

Special Features
AWARDS - 2013 Canadian Society of Landscape Architects (CSLA) Regional Citation Award, New Directions for transforming the largest parking lot in Toronto's parks system through into a showcase of sustainable design.

  • Ward: 25
  • District: North York
  • Near: Lawrence Ave E & Blaine Dr
  • TTC Information: TTC accessible from Eglinton station, take the Lawrence East bus 54 or 54A, or Leslie 51.


Facility TypeQuantityFacility Rating *
Bike Trail10

Changeroom Facility1

Drinking Fountain3




Parking Lot1

Picnic Shelter1

Washroom Facility1

* Facilities can be available to permit. Permit rates are dependent on facility rating of Premium, A, B or C and your group category. Use the Facility Rating Criteria to learn more about amenities that might be available at each facility.