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The 40th Riverdale Farm
Anniversary BBQ

Get a taste of farm life in the heart of the city.

Riverdale Farm is a working farm located in Toronto's downtown Cabbagetown neighbourhood. Visitors to our 7.5 acre property will get a first-hand taste of farm life, from raising livestock (cows, pigs, sheep, goats and chickens) to the year-round handwork and craft programs in The Meeting House. The property features flower, vegetable and herb gardens, as well as wooded areas and ponds connected to the city's rich ravine system. We are a popular community meeting place for families from across Toronto and beyond.

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Plan your visit to the farm.

opening signage

Admission is FREE! Open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, including on public holidays. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Riverdale Farm is a real working farm.

    Riverdale Farm is updating the Simpson House!

    While the exterior of the house will remain untouched, work is scheduled to begin in January 2018 on the creation of a new Welcome Centre with updated facilities that will serve as a much-needed discovery hub designed to enhance the Riverdale Farm experience. The Riverdale Farm Stewardship Group is leading the planning for the new Centre, which is scheduled for completion in the fall 2018. Visit the Riverdale Farm Facebook page for progress updates. While work is underway, you are welcome to use the washrooms in The Meeting House.

  • Riverdale Farm is family friendly and accessible

    Accessible & Family Friendly:

    The farm is wheelchair accessible and stroller friendly. Baby change tables are available in the Meeting House and the Simpson House washroom. (Please note that until mid-2018, Simpson House will be undergoing renovations and unfortunately won’t be accessible while this work is being completed.)

  • Riverdale Farm has lovely picnic spots all summer

    A lovely green space:

    Riverdale Park West is adjacent to the Farm, and is a lovely picnic spot in the summer, with plenty of shade and a wading pool. To book a picnic table for your event or gathering, please contact 416 392-3188 for more information. During the winter, the Park offers some of the city’s best tobogganing hills. The Don River Valley Park to the east of the Farm provides access to the city’s ravine system, extending from Pottery Road into downtown Toronto.

  • Riverdale Farm is a real working farm.

    A real working farm:

    As we're a working farm and not a petting zoo, feeding of the animals is not permitted. Direct interactions with livestock and animals must be supervised by Farm staff.

  • Riverdale Farm is a real working farm.

    Not permitted:

    Dogs or pets of any kind (service animals exempt), bicycles, in-line skates, foot scooters, ride-on toys and vehicles are not permitted on the property.

  • Groups & School vists:

    Riverdale Farm is a real working farm.

    Unplanned group or school visits may impact your group's experience at the Farm. We ask that you book ahead and discuss your visit with staff to ensure the best visit possible. Parking is limited to local City streets. Buses are able to pick up and drop off on Winchester St. To schedule a group or school visit to the Farm please contact farm@toronto.ca.

    Schedule a group or school visit

Getting to the farm.

Riverdale Farm is located at 201 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1B8. The nearest major intersection is Parliament St. and Carlton St.
  • By TTC (subway, bus, or streetcar):

    From Line 1, go to College subway station, and then board streetcar number 504 eastbound to Parliament St. Get off and cross Parliament. Walk one traffic light north to Winchester St. Walk approximately 10 minutes east to the Farm.

    From Line 2, go to Castle Frank subway station, and then board bus number 65 southbound. Get off on Parliament at Winchester St., cross Parliament, and walk approximately 10 minutes east to the Farm.

    Get transit directions
  • By bicycle:

    No matter which part of the city you're coming from head to Winchester St. Bike racks are available, but please remember, bikes are not allowed on the farm property.

    Get biking directions
  • By car:

    The nearest major intersection is Parliament and Carlton. From Parliament and Carlton, drive north one traffic light, and then turn right onto Winchester St. Continue on Winchester until you reach the Farm. Street parking is available but limited. Please ensure you check city signage upon arrival and before leaving your vehicle.

    Get driving directions

Things to do at the farm.

The Farm is lovely in the fall – come visit!

Check back soon for upcoming events and programming.

Daily farm activites:

Chat with the staff during daily chores that may include animal feeding, horse grooming, egg collection or mucking out the stalls, pens and paddocks.

Daily event at

11:30 a.m.

Riverdale Farm hosts a daily farm demonstration, where the farmer presents a different animal to visitors in the Lower Francey Barn. Visitors are then free to ask questions. Check out the chalkboard at the entrance to Francey Barn to find out which animal the farmer will introduce on the day of your visit.

Explore the trails at Riverdale Farm Toronto

Explore the Trails:

With over three (3) kilometres of trails there will always be something for you to see and enjoy. The Farm map highlights all of the key features waiting for you to discover.

Walk the trails
Photo of Francey Barn at Riverdale Farm Toronto

Visit the Barns:

The Francey Barn houses horses, cows, goats and sheep when they're not outside in the paddocks. Head over to the Pig and Poultry Barn and meet the animal residents.

About the barns
A chicken at Riverdale Farm Toronto

Farm Animals:

Riverdale Farm is a working farm located in Toronto's Cabbagetown. Walk along the trails and point out the chickens, horses, goats, and more.

See the animals