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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
Description: 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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Just a pure fun time

Coming here and spending the morning is great fun. Entrance and parking is free!!! and because of that, I always "tip" the farm when I arrive. Such a tranquil little farm amidst... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Toronto
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Coming here and spending the morning is great fun. Entrance and parking is free!!! and because of that, I always "tip" the farm when I arrive. Such a tranquil little farm amidst such a busty part of the city. I also always bring a picnic to enjoy in the well-shaded park afterward. The wading pad water temperature outside the farm... More 

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Brampton, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

It was raining the day we decided to visit this farm/park. There is lots of parking available and no entrance fees. Although the weather wasn’t that favorable, there were lots of people around with kids at the park/farm. It was fun running to the shed to shelter from the heavy rain, then going back out to see the rest of... More 

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Billerica, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you have kids, this is a great place to visit. And it's free, although they do take donations and you will want to leave one for such a great visit! We spent a few hours here and in addition to the farm animals, we saw some great birds in the trails behind the farm. Very cute little farm to... More 

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

My kids love Riverdale Farm, and so do I. It's completely free, but I always leave a donation because they rely on support to keep afloat. Kids love seeing the animals. The little food window is great, offering very low priced snacks. Especially love the oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! Also the park in front of the farm has a splash... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 via mobile

The kids love it! Not too much to see but it's free and if you are in the neighbourhood it's worth stopping by.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Small, cute, pretty and who would have thought in the middle of the largest city in Canada that there would have been such a lavish garden setting with some farm animals. The cemetery across from the farm is worth a visit for sure.

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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

Riverdale Farm is a wonderful little spot not too far from the heart of downtown with a bunch of animals (of course), cute little buildings and beautiful gardens. OMG for those of you that commented that it was "smelly"---what did you expect at a real functioning farm with animals that deficate??? Are you for real? Did you expect them to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

It's mostly for kids but we were walking in the area and decided to hang out there for a bit. They keep goat, sheep, horse, pig, chicken, rabbit, duck, cow, etc. on that farm. The farm is connected to Don River trailer and ultimately you can find your way to Crothers Woods.

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

This is a super cute little farm in the heart of downtown. Its definitely worth a drop in for children if you are passing by, but not worth a whole day trip sort of thing. You could spend about 2 hours in the farm, and more if you pack a picnic and explore the fields around it. There are bathrooms... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

If you want to se a cow, goat or duck for the first time this is a good place to go, but not worth a visit

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Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 392 6794
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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