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Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 392 6794
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Ranked #24 of 143 activities in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Toronto, Ontario
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
113 helpful votes 113 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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Toronto, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It was very nice surprise during our stay in Toronto. Our family loved it. Recommending! It is a very good alternative after visiting great sights as CN tower and Distillery District.

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Toronto, Canada
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142 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

My husband, sister and niece stopped into the Riverdale farm this weekend. It is truly a Toronto gem. Tucked into beautiful Cabbagetown, the Farm is easy to access by street car and foot. It is hard to believe the farm is real - it is so pretty it could be right out of a Disney movie...except for the smell;) Real... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Ever since childhood I have loved going here. It cost no money at all and is an amazing place to relax and see animals with your children. They have really done a good job in keeping it clean and maintaining the grounds. A definite must visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

A number of friends and I went to Riverdale Farm on Saturday 3 August 2013, I had forgotten what a wonderful place this is to visit in downtown, Toronto, Canada. I'd last been there in the early 1990s. It is NOT a petting zoo, but a Farm with animals such as pigs, goats, donkeys, swans, chickens, sheep, ducks, wonderful ponds... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

I have been visiting Riverdale farm since I was a child, back when it was the Riverdale Zoo! The farm is now the home to many domesticated animals; cows, pigs, chickens, goats, sheep, and beautiful BIG horses. In the spring, you can look for new young ones, the piglets and lambs are especially fun to watch! Along side the farm,... More

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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013 via mobile

We were looking for something to do and stumbled on this farm on tripadvisor. The place is free, and there were enough farm animals in the place our 4.5 and 3 year old could recognize. It's not too big so as parents you won't get too tired. :) there's a chance to pet some lambs if they're near the fence.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

The farm is a great place to visit with all the animals and you can probably do the whole place in less than an hour. Then visit the gift shop/washroom area and you can buy some homemade cookies/cupcakes. Or bring your own picnic with you and sit on the grass outside the farm, with a little wading pool. Better yet,... More

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