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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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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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It's free and it's close to downtown

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2014
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Toronto
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84 reviews 84 reviews
11 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 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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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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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
16 attraction reviews
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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Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
16 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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230 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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