Located in Cabbagtown, Riverdale Farm is open to the public year round. Home to an assortment of farm animals such as pigs, cows, goats, and horses, Riverdale Farm provides a taste of country life in the heart of the city.
Location: 201 Winchester St, Toronto (map below)
Hours: Open 365 Days a Year | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m
Cost: FREE, donations accepted
Click here for official website.
Riverdale farm is Toronto’s only working farm. Home to dozens of animals, the Farm is a wonderful opportunity for families to explore the farm experience. Watch the pigs play in the mud, the cows graze, and the horses gallop. The farm workers just as friendly as the animals, feel free to ask them a question about farm work.
Riverdale Farm’s Meeting House plays host to many of their year-round activities. Week-long camps and daily activities provide hands on experiences to those curious about the farm’s goings-on. To make sure you know everthing going on at the Farm, follow them on Facebook @RiverdaleFarmToronto where they share all their exciting activities (and cute animals).
Map & Directions
Take route bus/streetcar route 506 to Parliament St and Carlton, from there it is around a 10 minute walk. Alternatively, if you are on the Line 2 subway, go to Castle Frank station and take the 65 Parliament southbound to Carlton.
There is substantial street level parking near the farm. Check out Parkopedia for full info.
Riverdale Farm relies on the generous contributions of community members. To find out how you can support Riverdale Farm CLICK HERE.
From 1899 to 1973, the land now occupied by the Riverdale Farm was occupied by the Toronto’s first zoo, Riverdale Zoo. In 1975 Riverdale Zoo closed, its animals being transferred to a new, more modern facility in Scarborough, Toronto Zoo. In 1978 Riverdale Farm opened, serving as a heritage site to remember Ontario’s farming tradition.