Riverdale Farm

Top choice museum

in East Toronto & Rosedale
Image by Brian Summers / Getty Images
Image by Brian Summers / Getty Images

On the site of the Riverdale Zoo, where from 1888 to 1974 prairie wolves howled at night and spooked the Cabbagetown kids, Riverdale Farm is a downtown rural oasis. Now a working farm and museum, it has two barns, a summer wading pool, and pens of feathered and furry friends. Kids follow the farmers around as they do their daily chores, including milking goats and collecting eggs. Visitors can learn about a particular animal during the daily 'Farmer Demo' at 11:30am.

From June to October there's also a Tuesday farmers market from 3pm to 7pm.