Edwards Gardens

Edwards Gardens

This area was settled in 1817 by Scottish weaver Alexander Milne. For over a century, the Milne farm and mill prospered and eventually encompassed 240 hectares. In 1944, Rupert Edwards bought the original 11 hectare Milne homestead. Edwards developed the land as a garden, including features such as a rockery, ponds, bridges, flower beds, and a golf course.

Edwards Gardens

In 1955, the municipality of Metropolitan Toronto purchased the land and developed it as a public park. The city has since has maintained the gardens largely in its original form.

Edwards Gardens

Today, this is one of the more popular parks in the city. On weekends, the grounds are crawling with people, especially wedding parties. Those who want their wedding pictures taken here should note that a permit is required. Needless to say, the best time to visit the gardens is during the week, and not on weekends.

Edwards Gardens
Edwards Gardens
Edwards Gardens

Neighborhood

Lawrence Avenue East
  Edwards Gardens Leslie Street
Sunnybrook Park Wilket Creek Park