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Riverdale Farm

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Open Now: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Farm Living, City Locale

I accompanied my son's class trip to this urban farm that I hadn't known existed. It's quite... read more

Reviewed 14 December 2018
Amir G
Newmarket, Canada
A Child's Place

Children love animals and this is the place for them to visit. It is also good for adulds and teens... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2018
Toronto, Canada
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“city kids”(5 reviews)
“great farm”(2 reviews)
“petting zoo”(4 reviews)
Toronto's Riverdale Farm covers 7.5 scenic acres and is a hot spot for families. Along with the wooded areas, ponds and gardens, there are plenty of farm animals to visit. All this and more in the heart of downtown Toronto.
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201 Winchester St, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8, Canada
Old Toronto
+1 416-392-6794
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Reviewed 14 December 2018

I accompanied my son's class trip to this urban farm that I hadn't known existed. It's quite quaint, having a farm in the middle of the city where property values are likely through the roof. Also, it's free to visit if you're going on your...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Amir G
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Children love animals and this is the place for them to visit. It is also good for adulds and teens as well. I use to take my daughter there when she was younger. I still love the place. I still visit all the places I...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

When we lived in Toronto, we to go for a walk here. When Our nieces and nephews were young, this was a favourite spot to bring them. On our recent trip back to visit Toronto, we brought our teenage girls. While it is as lovely...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Rhonda2398
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

This farm is inside a park. There is a small kid swimming pool at the park.So have your stuff for swimming pool as well

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank 529atefehg
Reviewed 9 July 2018

There isn't much to do here but for kids who want to hit a tiny "petting zoo" the location can't be beat. It's also steps away from one of Canada's smallest and oldest cemeteries. A nice place to visit for an hour or two.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jaymzbee
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Great break in the middle of the city to take young kids & see a working farm for FREE! There are also a few free street parking spots if you get there early enough. Goats, cows, horses and chickens all doing their thing while you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank faisalriaztoronto
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We took our baby here with our adult family members and it was a very nice attraction. The grounds are very well kept and the atmosphere very friendly. The animals are fun to look at!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank NicholasK887
Reviewed 25 April 2018

Every visit to Riverdale is wonderful. It's always a treat when one of the farmers is available to talk about the animals -- they're all super knowledgeable and clearly love their work. BONUS is taking a class there -- we do the music program with...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank SuzieL141
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Well, by donation. Throw them one, they're worth it. Lots of farm critters and a cheap and fun day out with paths, farm beasts, and often demos and events. Can't go wrong ( aside from LOTS of hilly walking).

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Tania M
Reviewed 10 October 2017

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 was like on a farm in the recent past.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank JamesF4886
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1 August 2017|
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Response from Karen L | Reviewed this property |
Parking beside the park
20 June 2017|
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Response from Mrwillson | Reviewed this property |
It's a farm, not a petting zoo, but in some cases it's possible.