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Riverdale Farm

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Address: 201 Winchester St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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+1 416-392-6794
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09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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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Winter Works Too!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 the best part. There is a nice big splash pad for those warm summer days.... More 

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Thank Philip W
Halifax
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 Parliament, and continue east on Carlton until you arrive. Fun for the whole family.

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Thank Mrwillson
Halifax, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This small farm inside of downtown Toronto makes for a pretty nice visit, especially if combined with a walking tour of Carlton street by combining it with a visit to Allen Gardens.

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Thank FirstCircle
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Hidden gem within the urban jungle. Love this place. Although, I always come here during fall or winter where there are no crowds. It can get a little frustrating when visiting in the summer (I.e. Parking, annoying tourists, loud noises, etc.) Anyway, a must see. A great weekend stroll location.

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Thank FearlessNinja
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 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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Thank cateyera
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

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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Thank Karen C
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 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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