Get excited! There are upcoming events to look forward to in Cabbagetown. This fall, the Riverdale Farm is holding their annual Fall Festival and Halloween Boo Barn.

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.


The Riverdale Farm property was originally owned by John Scadding, an early settler of the Town of York (now Toronto), who served as clerk to Upper Canada’s first lieutenant governor, John Graves Simcoe. The City of Toronto purchased the land from Scadding in 1856. Riverdale Farm was built by the City as a tribute to Ontario’s small, family farm heritage, and we officially opened our gates on September 9, 1978. The Farm actually sits on the site of Toronto’s first zoo, Riverdale Zoo, which closed in 1974. Visitors can still see some remnants of the old zoo, such as the zookeeper’s residence, known as the Donnybook and the Island House.

Stay tuned and keep checking our site for updates and more Cabbagetown events to come!

Click here to view a YouTube video on the Cabbagetown Fall Festival.


  • Saturday, September 9, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, September 10, 2023 from 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM


  • Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
  • Sunday, October 22, 2023 from 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM 

Riverdale Farm is located at 201 Winchester Street, Toronto, ON M4X 1B8. 

The nearest major intersection is Parliament St. and Carlton St.