My Toronto Has a Farm, E-I-E-I-O!

The Riverdale Farm - Toronto

I love Toronto. There are so many little things that make this city fantastic. Everyone always talks about the big things, the tourist attractions, the festivals and flashy points. But there’s more than that to love.

This past weekend I visited the Riverdale Farm for the first time. I’ve been living in Toronto again for almost 3 years and the opportunity never really presented itself. But on Saturday we made the trip for a walk around on a gorgeous day.

As a country kid who has been on the farm more than a couple times I wasn’t blown away by what was on the property. But at the same time it was pretty fantastic to let the buzz and concrete of the city fade away for a few minutes as we walked the dirt paths.

We took a few minutes to look at the pigs and goats and cows and horses and chickens and turkeys. I will admit, it was kinda cool to see these awesome farm animals in the middle of the city.

Note: I laughed when I saw the “Caution: Pigs May Bite” sign on the fence. I guess some people didn’t know that. Remember kids, this isn’t a petting zoo!

The most calming moments though most definitely came from the time we spent standing by the water looking for at turtles and birds and listening to some big bull frogs. For a few minutes it felt like we weren’t even in the city anymore.

The Riverdale Farm truly is a little gem of Toronto. And while it may not have the cache of the Zoo or Kensignton Market or any number of other attractions, it has quickly become one of my favourite places.

I can already see myself hanging out and writing and eating and relaxing on a nice day when the only thing I want to accomplish is getting away from life and all that comes with it.

If you’re a country kid who wants to feel at home for a few minutes I highly recommend going to the farm and hanging out. And if you’re a city kid who doesn’t know life on the farm at all it’s a nice little introduction.

Either way, it’s awesome – and I hope to be back again!

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2 comments on My Toronto Has a Farm, E-I-E-I-O!

  1. Bizaaron says:

    It’s definitely fun to find the most unlikely things in a big city. Last week I discovered that High Park has its own zoo. Did YOU know there was a zoo at High Park? I know, me neither!

  2. Joshua says:

    I had no idea! This city is full of awesome surprises!

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My Toronto Has a Farm, E-I-E-I-O!

The Riverdale Farm - Toronto

I love Toronto. There are so many little things that make this city fantastic. Everyone always talks about the big things, the tourist attractions, the festivals and flashy points. But there’s more than that to love.

This past weekend I visited the Riverdale Farm for the first time. I’ve been living in Toronto again for almost 3 years and the opportunity never really presented itself. But on Saturday we made the trip for a walk around on a gorgeous day.

As a country kid who has been on the farm more than a couple times I wasn’t blown away by what was on the property. But at the same time it was pretty fantastic to let the buzz and concrete of the city fade away for a few minutes as we walked the dirt paths.

We took a few minutes to look at the pigs and goats and cows and horses and chickens and turkeys. I will admit, it was kinda cool to see these awesome farm animals in the middle of the city.

Note: I laughed when I saw the “Caution: Pigs May Bite” sign on the fence. I guess some people didn’t know that. Remember kids, this isn’t a petting zoo!

The most calming moments though most definitely came from the time we spent standing by the water looking for at turtles and birds and listening to some big bull frogs. For a few minutes it felt like we weren’t even in the city anymore.

The Riverdale Farm truly is a little gem of Toronto. And while it may not have the cache of the Zoo or Kensignton Market or any number of other attractions, it has quickly become one of my favourite places.

I can already see myself hanging out and writing and eating and relaxing on a nice day when the only thing I want to accomplish is getting away from life and all that comes with it.

If you’re a country kid who wants to feel at home for a few minutes I highly recommend going to the farm and hanging out. And if you’re a city kid who doesn’t know life on the farm at all it’s a nice little introduction.

Either way, it’s awesome – and I hope to be back again!

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