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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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  • 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!

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