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Riverdale Farm, Toronto

4.4
#11 of 62 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. 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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  • August 13, 2017
    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 »
  • July 20, 2017
    I always visited Riverdale with my children when they were small which was great. It was always a fun little adventure and family outing. You can gladly donate( which is worth it and totally deserving...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    My wife and i went to the Riverdale Farm because i hadn't been since i was a kid. The farm is a great place to bring young children so they can experience a farm right in the middle of the city.  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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.
  • June 15, 2017
    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!!
  • June 27, 2017
    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.
  • June 13, 2017
    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.
  • July 1, 2017
    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!

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