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Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 392 6794
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Ranked #44 of 275 Activities in Toronto
Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
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...
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Type: Farms, Ranch & Farm
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Where do city kids still have the opportunity to explore nature and see what a farm looks like? ... and what Toronto looked like before high-rises and condos took over the city? We used to take our little Noah to Riverdale Farm a couple of times a year. He always had great fun feeding the horses and goats. Let's hope... More 

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Toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

City kids get to see a live farm in action. If you are there at the right time, the staff explain things to kids (and to parents too). Watching goats being milked was a highlight! CLEAN bathrooms and a coffee shop on site. Worth a visit.

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St. Catharines, Canada
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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428 reviews 428 reviews
230 attraction reviews
201 helpful votes 201 helpful votes
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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37 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
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
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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101 reviews 101 reviews
31 attraction reviews
174 helpful votes 174 helpful votes
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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