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Riverdale Farm

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Address: 201 Winchester St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-392-6794
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

Toronto's Riverdale Farm covers 7.5 scenic acres and is a hot spot for...

Toronto's Riverdale Farm covers 7.5 scenic acres and is a hot spot for families. Along with the wooded areas, ponds and gardens, there are plenty of farm animals to visit. All this and more in the heart of downtown Toronto.

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Not just for kids. A fun time for all ages

If you love animals and escaping to a bit of farm life in the heart of the city, this is perfect for you. I go with friends a few times a year. We see the goats and pigs and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you love animals and escaping to a bit of farm life in the heart of the city, this is perfect for you. I go with friends a few times a year. We see the goats and pigs and chickens. It's nice to see the animals looking well adjusted and well cared for. The grounds are beautiful to walk around... More 

Thank barbabelle00
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

Taken my kids and other kids for years for the animals and the crafts. Worth a visit and have a quick coffee and snack while there. Staff friendly and petting area great.

Thank Karen L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Its a warm winter season but should the snow return the area surrounding Riverdale Farm is one of the best Toboggan Runs in all Toronto. A great place to take small kids on a winters day looking at ducks while you sip hot chocolate.

Thank travellingsinclairs
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Riverdale farm is easy to get to and is a great place to visit in the summer. The petting zoo is getting a bit old but its still great for kids under 6 to see and pet some of the animals. Its free and that's the best part. There is a nice big splash pad for those warm summer days.... More 

Thank Philip W
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

A slice of early Canadiana in the heart of the historic Cabbagetown district. Bring your kids and they can see pigs, chickens, geese, goats, sheep, horses and more. A great place for a visit and there are always activities. Take the Carlton Streetcar, disembark at Parliament, and continue east on Carlton until you arrive. Fun for the whole family.

Thank Mrwillson
Halifax, Canada
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118 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Tons of animals, great variety of plants and nature trails. We loved th this place was not commercialized and that you could come and go as you pleased.

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Toronto, Canada
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649 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

This small farm inside of downtown Toronto makes for a pretty nice visit, especially if combined with a walking tour of Carlton street by combining it with a visit to Allen Gardens.

Thank FirstCircle
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem within the urban jungle. Love this place. Although, I always come here during fall or winter where there are no crowds. It can get a little frustrating when visiting in the summer (I.e. Parking, annoying tourists, loud noises, etc.) Anyway, a must see. A great weekend stroll location.

Thank FearlessNinja
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This place is great for young children. The face it is hidden in Toronto is a bonus. Go early to avoid lineups and the crowds.

Thank cateyera
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

7.5 acres in the middle of the city, Cabbagetown area of Toronto. A perfect little gem to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, perfect for a walk, visit the farm animals that live there and even better, it's free! Great for all ages!

Thank Karen C

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