The serenity of nature and the serenity of classical music make an inspiring summer combination at the Toronto Music Garden. Best of all, it’s free.
Located at Harbourfront Centre, the Toronto Music Garden offers its 11th season of free outdoor concerts in its Summer Music in the Garden series.
Concerts of classical, traditional and world music take place on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. and last about an hour. Bench seating is available though limited, so feel free to bring your own chair or blanket and seat yourself. Picnicking is encouraged, so bring along your favourite beverages and munchies to enjoy.
Music in the Garden artistic director, Tamara Bernstein, says the space is an extremely family-friendly place. “It’s a space that feels intimate and as different flowers come into bloom, different kinds of music come into bloom too,” she says. “It’s the only garden we know of in the world that directly interprets a single piece of music.”