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Riverdale Farm, Toronto
(4.3/5 based on 110+ reviews on the web)
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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  • 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. Par...  more »
  • We accidentally stumbled with a friend in search of two cemeteries at this wonderful place. Little farm is a wonderful place for children and families. Stinks a bit, but it smells of the village.
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  • 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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  • Well to start this family friendly Farm/Park is free to the neighborhood and to any person residing in Toronto well maintained clean then even added a food court if you and your family wishes to grab a quick bite a good variety of animals and beautiful scenery. Would recommend to you and your family for a nice day out on the weekend enjoy
  • As a tourist attraction, there isn't really much to see - there are some animals, and during festival events, there are activity stations which school age children seem to enjoy. However; it is also completely free. There are no admission costs, corporate sponsorships or any cash grabs to take away from the experience. As a low cost outing for young ones to see animals, it is tough to beat and is one of the best public parks in the city.
  • One of my favourite places in the city. Underutilized. Great place for young kids & its free. The only thing missing is a lunch/snack place within the farm. The cafe serves cookies, drinks and sometimes other food, but not enough to rely on for grabbing lunch or feeding a snack to a kid. There is a private cafe, with outdoor seating only across the street from the park, open seasonally. Also tonnes of picnic table within the farm if you pack a lunch.
  • It is a small little farm with a few animals. It is great that I can peacefully walk though with my coffee and enjoy the scenery and the farm animals in the middle of downtown Toronto. It is free to walk through but there is a donation box outside if you want to support the farm in the city
  • An amazing gem in our city! We come here as a family quite often. Our kids love it. Today, my son who is 2 years old an incredible experience with farmer Michelle. Michelle was so terrific with him. letting him help her with sweeping. She was incredibly patient and talked to him about the animals and the tractor. He was her little shadow for the morning. Thank you.