Conservatories & Greenhouses

Cloud Gardens Conservatory

Cloud Gardens Conservatory

The Cloud Gardens Conservatory is like a tropical cloud forest nestled between the office towers of Toronto's busy downtown core. It sits on land given to the city in the 1980's when the Bay Adelaide Centre was constructed. Recognized with a Governor General's Architectural Award, it features elaborate award winning design and a monument to Toronto's construction workers. This unique little park is a true urban oasis.

The conservatory was renovated in 2014 and re-opened in spring 2015 with a new climate control system, shade curtains and grow lights to address the shading caused by newly built office towers. Improvements also include a renewed misting system and a new monorail system to help maintain the mechanics and vertical wall gardens. Soil amendments and new plantings further help to simulate a Cloud Forest habitat.

Hours of operation: 10 am - 2:30 pm, Monday to Friday (except holidays)
Free admission, Wheel chair accessible.

Cloud Gardens Greenhouse


The Conservatory includes a small greenhouse set to the cool and moist conditions of a rainforest. It is planted with tree ferns, palms and other exotic plants which provide colour and interest year round. A walkway from the lower-level entrance to an upper-level exit by the waterfall reinforces the feeling of going up into the clouds.