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Riverdale Farm, Toronto

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#12 of 61 in Outdoors in Toronto
Get a taste of rural life at Riverdale Farm, a verdant 3 hectare (7.4 acre) space that a host of rare pioneer-breed animals call home. Meet the resident farm animals, and amble through the array of lush vegetation, flower gardens, and butterfly houses. Observe the 19th-century barn, a rare example of a Pennsylvania Bank Barn, strategically built into the side of a hill. View the ruins of Toronto's first zoo, which operated here from 1894-1974. Bring younger members of the family for encounters with cuddly creatures and leisurely romps through the gardens. Public transport to the farm is limited; drive if you can and park on site. By using our Toronto road trip planning app , you can arrange your visit to Riverdale Farm and other attractions in Toronto.
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  • Leave your pets at home, but bring the kids! Goats, pigs, and, of course, cows and horses in abundance with explanations on care and feeding. Riverdale Farm gives city kids a chance to see what life w...  more »
  • In the Cabbagetown neighbourhood of downtown Toronto, one finds the Riverdale Farm. This is a farm with horses, cows, pigs, sheep, goats, ducks, etc. There are programs for children and a shallow spla...  more »
  • This place does a great job of making you forget you're in the middle of one of the largest cities in North America; the nature is pristine, the farm is full of animals, and the place itself didn't se...  more »
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  • I big shopping centre, it has a lot of good brands, many stores and utilities. The food court is bit small but still have good options. Recommend
  • Excellent place for family outing. nicely kept and safe for everyone. A must visit if you are in Toronto
  • Fun and unique experience for kids in the city. Very well-kept with nice parts and a variety of traditional farm animals to enjoy it. They provide Farmer demonstrations daily that start at 11:30 AM. We had a great time!
  • A family favourite. Free entry and a picturesque respite in an urban setting. Very enjoyable
  • Great place for children and adults. Safe because there are no vehicles. Gardens are absolutely beautiful. Picnic tables are available for eating. Boo barn was fun for halloween. Staff are hard workers .

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