Photos: Tiffany Shum
The Centennial Park Conservatory complex was designed and constructed in 1969 and was formally opened by Etobicoke Mayor Horton on March 21, 1970. Seasonal flower shows are held each year for spring, Easter, summer, fall and Christmas.
The conservatory has three main areas:
- The main greenhouse contains 200 different varieties of tropical plants that bloom year-round including palms, crotons, gingers, hibiscus, orchids and bromeliads. You can also find fruit trees such as banana, soursop and papaya here.
- The south wing is an arid house and is home to a large display of unusual cacti and succulents including collections of agave, opuntia, and aloe.
- The north wing is a display house that contains a collection of local trees and shrubs as well as displays that change with the seasons.
The conservatory is also home to several types of animal life including goldfish, turtles and birds. The park outside offers a variety of amenities like a BMX bike area, disc golf and more. Parking is available, the Conservatory is has free admission and is wheelchair accessible.