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Riverdale Farm

#82 of 506 things to do in Toronto Features Animals
201 Winchester St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8, Canada
+1 416-392-6794
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Not too many animals. Somewhat boring. The animal farms in Europe are so much better. Really... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
via mobile
Great little oasis in the city

Who knew there was such a rustic farm in the middle of Toronto? Great little spot to spend an hour... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
201 Winchester St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8, Canada
+1 416-392-6794
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not too many animals. Somewhat boring. The animal farms in Europe are so much better. Really disappointed.

Thank gryphonent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Who knew there was such a rustic farm in the middle of Toronto? Great little spot to spend an hour with young kids. Nice that they've maintained the rustic feel of it. It's beautiful in the Spring with the cherry blossoms and lilacs. We really...More

Thank NatSteven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While driving through the streets of lovely Victorian homes in Cabbagetown, we unexpectedly found ourselves in the idyllic greenspace which is Riverdale Farm. What a lovely respite to wander through beautiful old barns and view farm animals and life as it was long ago. We...More

Thank Kibbywibbles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A farm in the middle of this huge city? Indeed, and sweet for little ones. Little lambs, noisy moms guarding them, horses, cows and some fowl. A longer walk around the adjacent cemetery is easy and possible if desired. Good ice cream nearby too. Thank...More

Thank Capelin
Reviewed 3 April 2017

If you love animals and escaping to a bit of farm life in the heart of the city, this is perfect for you. I go with friends a few times a year. We see the goats and pigs and chickens. It's nice to see the...More

Thank barbabelle00
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Taken my kids and other kids for years for the animals and the crafts. Worth a visit and have a quick coffee and snack while there. Staff friendly and petting area great.

Thank Karen L
Reviewed 25 February 2017

Its a warm winter season but should the snow return the area surrounding Riverdale Farm is one of the best Toboggan Runs in all Toronto. A great place to take small kids on a winters day looking at ducks while you sip hot chocolate.

Thank travellingsinclairs
Reviewed 27 January 2017

Riverdale farm is easy to get to and is a great place to visit in the summer. The petting zoo is getting a bit old but its still great for kids under 6 to see and pet some of the animals. Its free and that's...More

Thank Philip W
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A slice of early Canadiana in the heart of the historic Cabbagetown district. Bring your kids and they can see pigs, chickens, geese, goats, sheep, horses and more. A great place for a visit and there are always activities. Take the Carlton Streetcar, disembark at...More

Thank Mrwillson
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Tons of animals, great variety of plants and nature trails. We loved th this place was not commercialized and that you could come and go as you pleased.

2  Thank Potter477
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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