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Devonian Gardens

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Above Toronto Dominion Square and atop the Toronto Dominion Centre shopping complex, a 2½-acre enclosed roof garden holds 20,000 plants, nearly 2 km (1 mi) of lush walkways, a sculpture court, and a playground. Alberta's largest indoor gardens, which are reached by two glass-enclosed elevators just inside the 7th Avenue light-rail transit (LRT) entrance, have numerous ponds with rainbow trout, koi, goldfish, and turtles. Art exhibitions are held here, and there's a stage for performances. The gardens are currently closed for renovations and scheduled to reopen summer 2012.

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  • Address: 317 7th Ave. SW, between 2nd and 3rd Sts., Downtown Commercial Core, Calgary, AB | Map It
  • Phone: 403/268–3830
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–9
  • Location: Downtown Calgary

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    Do not bother...

    In 1977 the City of Calgary opened the Devonian Gardens which was Alberta's largest indoor park. The park included artwork, water features, fish and a variety of tropical flowers. In 2012 the City of Calgary re-opened the Devonian Gardens and if you are looking for artwork, water features, fish and a variety of tropical flowers then you should not bother coming here. Sadly what was a jewel in the city has been transformed into a sterile, corporate food court for the mall and no longer contains any of the features that made it special.

    by bgparkyn, 9/11/13

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