Toronto is a city of gardens, but this one along Toronto's waterfront is special. Cellist Yo-Yo Ma and landscape designer Julie Moir Messervy created the Toronto Music Garden to invoke Bach's First Suite for Unaccompanied Cello. Between 10am and 8pm, you can rent an audio guide to the music garden complete with commentary from Ma and Messervy, and snippets from the baroque work that inspired them (audio guides are C$5/£2.50 and are available at 539 Queens Quay W.).
Music Alfresco -- The Toronto Music Garden hosts some of the city's best summer concerts. From late June to mid-September, you can count on listening to live music here every Thursday at 7pm and on Sundays at 4pm. Sometimes you'll hear classical music -- especially by the baroque composers -- but the programs are rather eclectic. Recent offerings have included Spanish flamenco music and traditional Chinese melodies. All performances are free.
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