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Riverdale Farm

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Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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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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Our Kids Loved It!!!!!!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

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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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
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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11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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66 attraction reviews
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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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canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
23 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

In the downtown core of Toronto, hidden in a great family neighbourhood of Cabbagetown. Originally established as a zoo in 1888, it was downsized to a farm in the 70's This is a wonderful place to introduce small children to a variety of farm animals poultry, waterfowl, goats, sheep, pigs, cows, donkeys, and horses.

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Naples, Florida
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264 helpful votes 264 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

A well kept secret. An actual farm in a cityscape. Neighborhood sponsors numerous fairs and festivals here. Peaceful. Something for all ages!

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Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This is my children's favorite trip. We go a few times a year. An intimate farm, just the right size for small children. My older kids still love going because of all the great memories from when they were younger. Best of all, it is free! One of Toronto's best kept secrets. A must for families with small children.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Bring your kids or borrow someone else (like a niece or nephew, that is!) and head down for an hour or so of cute animals, great home-made cookies, and a taste of old-time Canadian country life. Of course it smells a bit like a farm, but that's part of the deal and part of the charm.

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Moscow
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

I used to go to this farm a lot back in my childhood. It's filled with memories. The farm itself is quite small and it's located in a quiet neighborhood. Please be aware that some paths are steep.

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Additional Information about Riverdale Farm

Address: Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 392 6794
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown Toronto
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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