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Riverdale Farm

201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416 392 6794
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As featured in Toronto for young kids
Ranked #25 of 159 activities in Toronto
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, Canada
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83 reviews 83 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 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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27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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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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13 helpful votes 13 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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27 attraction reviews
150 helpful votes 150 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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52 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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159 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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