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Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 392 6794
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Ranked #28 of 165 Activities in Toronto
Type: Farms
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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St. Catharines, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

-We came here with our 1yr old son to see the farm animals. -There weren't alot of animals out when we were there... were guessing because it was not in the summer? -But still a fun, free thing to with the family. -There is free street parking nearby -TTC stop is about a 10-15min walk down the road.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A little disappointing. Not too much to see. There was an auction to try to raise money. The park itself was in terrible shape. This used to be a nice green spot in the east end of the city. Perhaps the mayor should go to these places to see that they need more funding.

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Oakville, ontario
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422 reviews 422 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Because I have several family members within the Flesherton & Markdale, Ontario area that have farms than going to this place just reinforces this unique way of life. This is no admission fee to walk around this working farm. Great way to pass the time with young children and relaxing at the same time. I even remember my father taking... More

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Toronto, Canada
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36 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

In the middle of the city by the old Toronto Zoo. This was always a place to take the kids and walk. Close to China Town Riverdale and CabbageTown. Many different activities year round. Kids can get close to the animals. Always a relaxing family atmosphere.

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Buckhorn, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is one of the best attractions Toronto has to offer for families with young children. The animals all look very healthy and the main farm animals are all represented. I don't know who the lame brain politician or bureaucrat is who recommended its closure a few years ago; this place is the best place in the city for kids.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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113 reviews 113 reviews
18 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

My wife kept mentioning that we should visit the Riverdale Farm and I kept putting it off because it just didn't seem appealing to me. A few weekends later, I finally decided to give it a go after I learned that it was free admittance! There was free parking on the streets (we went on a weekend) and it was... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

An absolute gem in the heart of Toronto... especially for a toddler boy beginning to learn his animal sounds. We went on a weekday morning and it was quite quiet with the only type of visitors being parents with toddlers. Our son immediately stopped at the two tractors and enjoyed simply walking back and forth between them. While stuck at... More

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Toronto, Ontario
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81 reviews 81 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Riverdale Farm is a unique place in Toronto. The property still functions as a farm and includes educational experiences for children and adults accustomed to city life. It's also a wonderful place to take in during the spring, summer or fall. The property is located adjacent to Riverdale Park and you can cross over the DVP just past the farm... More

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
52 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I loved my time at Riverdale Farm, despite the cold Toronto weather! Was excellent seeing all the farm animals which all seemed happy and in a fun mood. It helped create a fun, country feel which was a nice change of pace to the rest of Toronto. It is free of charge, although donations are welcome (and worth it in... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I recommend this oasis to parents of small children so they can introduce their children to farm animals in the middle of a city. Take a nice walk around the farm and have a picnic in the park. Remember when farming was done by families, farms were smaller and animals were able to run free from the barn everyday. Best... More

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