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Riverdale Farm

Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
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Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416 392 6794
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Riverdale Farm-small and friendly

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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116 reviews 116 reviews
52 attraction reviews
243 helpful votes 243 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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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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Toronto
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88 reviews 88 reviews
11 attraction reviews
214 helpful votes 214 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great place for kids from Toronto to be able to see live farm animals in a farm environment. There's not really all that much to see, but for the attention span of a little one, it's about perfect. I could see bringing a picnic to enjoy the surrounding parkland to make a bit of a day of... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 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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21 helpful votes 21 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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