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Riverdale Farm

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Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 392 6794
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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A Great and Inexpensive Family Day Out

This is a little gem in the heart of the city. It is open year round, from 9 to 5, and entrance is free. Pack a lunch. Leave the car. Take the subway to Castle Frank station, and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Denis M
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a little gem in the heart of the city. It is open year round, from 9 to 5, and entrance is free. Pack a lunch. Leave the car. Take the subway to Castle Frank station, and the Parliament bus south to Wellesley; or go to the Wellesley subway station and take the 94 to Parliament. Walk a few... More 

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Thank Denis M
Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to come here as a child with my parents. It has changed very little, and only for the better, since then. Really gives a good indication of how life might have been 150 years ago. Lovely zoo for children too. Always something happening in good weather. A little oasis in the city and surrounded by an extremely charming... More 

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Thank anerlli
Bangkok
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

If you are looking for a cute little farm in the city, this is it. Perfect for small children and close to downtown. They have horses, goats, sheep etc. They also host events for Halloween and other holidays which are great (pumpkin carving etc.). Plus it is free!

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Thank Ruth T
Toronto, Canada
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96 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

This is a cute little farm where you can see many different farm animals. The attraction isn't very big and you could probably see the entire place in 30 minutes if you were in a rush. It's also near a nice hiking trail and I'd recommend bringing your athletic shoes to go for a nice walk after and see the... More 

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Thank Candice L
Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Fantastic day wandering through historic cabbage town to arrive at river dale farm.its a free site and it is an actual working farm.i was surprised to see pigs devouring pumpkins....the streets surrounding this are full if austere restored Victorians and many fully dressed for Halloween.a must visit fir sure.

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Thank susanoppenheim
Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

We took our 16 month old son here and he had a great time looking at animals and running around. It's a small area, but it's well kept-up and the staff are really nice. There is also a great park nearby with a wading pool.

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Thank mss76
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12 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

Historic working farm tucked by a park in the heart of the city. Great place for kids or to jog through

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Thank Jennifer D
Toronto, Canada
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206 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

If you are a city kid never been to a farm this place might be OK but other than that it is pretty lame. It seems like yet another waste of our tax money.

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Thank Northern_Hiker
Toronto, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

We took our kid to Riverdale farm thinking it will be fun. She enjoyed the place also but not inside the farm but in the garden outside the farm where there is a mini sprinkler and pond area for kids to play in the water. The farm has very less animals, a horse, cow, sheep, goat and one or two... More 

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Thank Sdhar
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

A great place for young and old to stroll and relax. Kids will love seeing farm animals up close and the ajacent park has lot of room for them to burn off energy. Quite a nice place for a free attraction.

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