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Riverdale Farm, Toronto

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#9 of 93 in Outdoors in Ontario
Farm Tourist Spot
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. To visit Riverdale Farm and get the most from your holiday in Toronto, create itinerary details personal to you using our Toronto trip builder.
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  • Not too many animals. Somewhat boring. The animal farms in Europe are so much better. Really disappointed.  more »
  • 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 wit...  more »
  • 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 b...  more »
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  • Beautiful surroundings within the downtown core. Personally, I prefer to enjoy it early mornings before the mobs of children arrive from the local schools. Give generously, its a wonderful facility without the "wedding photo crowd" and the lavatory is always spotless. The necropolis across the road is worth checking out as well.
  • Nice little farm in the city. Only need 30 minutes to go through it but nice place to take kids to run around. They have chickens, turkey, pigs, goat, cows and horses. Try the food place across the street- great fries!!
  • Gorgeous escape in downtown Toronto. It's always a treat to visit the animals, especially the goats. Perfect place to take young city kids who have never seen farm animals up close, but also for adults looking to do something different in a more natural setting.
  • A great place to bring young kids in the middle of the city. It's free! Lots of park space immediately adjoining it for running around, picnic, playing and in the summer there is a wading pool just steps away from the entrance in the park.
  • Awesome free activity to checkout! Great farm for the kids to see some farm animals ranging from pigs to goats and lambs and horses! Really great area to visit in Toronto!