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Riverdale Farm

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Address: 201 Winchester St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8, 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
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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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Great location

This place is great for young children. The face it is hidden in Toronto is a bonus. Go early to avoid lineups and the crowds.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is great for young children. The face it is hidden in Toronto is a bonus. Go early to avoid lineups and the crowds.

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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

7.5 acres in the middle of the city, Cabbagetown area of Toronto. A perfect little gem to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, perfect for a walk, visit the farm animals that live there and even better, it's free! Great for all ages!

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Toronto, Canada
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Maybe we went at the wrong time/day ( we went on a Saturday afternoon in August) but there really wasn't much to do. I was very disappointed that there was no petting of animals, I was kind of looking forward to that. Other than that, it's just a relaxing walk among various barns and pens, most of the animals were... More 

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Thank LivO O
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
25 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

this place is great for anyone who enjoys fresh air and of course animals. From chickens to pigs, horses and its a beautiful place for picnics and its free.

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Thank BudHol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

The visit to The Riverdale Farm is a good choice for those who want to know different places of the city of Toronto. My wife and I spent a pleasant morning touring the peaceful environment offered. On leaving, we cross by one of the beautiful neighborhood: Cabbagetown.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

Nice to go with the little ones who love animals. Running around the park, petting the animals at the farm....it's a nice outing for sure.

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florida
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74 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

Riverdale Farm is a lovely gem found in the Cabbage Town community of Toronto! It has old farm buildings, winding trails, and a collection of farm animals sure to delight young and old alike! For the quality of this attraction, it is hard to believe it is free! There is a kiosk outside the park for donations, and I was... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

This was one of my favorite days in Toronto. The animals appear to be well tended and the gardens are gorgeous. Don't miss the small church and cemetery at the entrance. It is also a pleasant walk from the streetcar through a very pretty neighborhood. Make sure you approach from the streetcar side of the river, my google maps offered... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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85 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Spent about 2.5 hours at this pastoral, peaceful destination in the area of Toronto known as Cabbagetown. The farm/park provides a wonderful walk through nature with stops at small farm animal pens including sheep, goats, turkeys, horses and cows, rabbits. Take the hill side walks and meander through a natural habitat for many birds; ponds and other flora. My 9... More 

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

The farm isn't huge but there's plenty to keep the kids happy for an hour or so. Our son enjoyed wandering around and going in and out of the barns. Being out of season some of the trails were closed which was a shame as we would have liked to walk them. Definitely a worthwhile free and relaxing place to... More 

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