Down time, General, Places

A Trip to the Farm

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve no doubt heard that Toronto opened up it’s first cat cafe last week. Sadly, the long lines have kept me apart from Toronto’s hottest felines, so I decided to hit visit the next best place, The Riverdale Farm. Sure, I didn’t get to have coffee with a cat, but I did get to pet a horse which was pretty darn cool.

photo of a black horse and a light brown horse

Riverdale Farm is located at the edge of Cabbagetown, which is only a quick 15 minute streetcar away from campus. The farm is comprised of 7.5 acres of cute animals, scenic pathways, gorgeous ponds, and ruins from the old Toronto Zoo which occupied the grounds from 1894 until it relocated to Scarborough in 1974.

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When I was a kid, I absolutely loved visiting petting zoos and fun farms, and Riverdale reminded me a lot of those experiences. As silly as it sounds, spending the day hanging out with barnyard animals and walking through the gorgeous paths of the farm really helped alleviate the exam-season stress that I’ve been feeling lately.

photo of a pig who stood on top of another pig to get closer to me pigs in the snow

This turkey was absolutely perplexed by my camera and fluffed itself up every time my shutter went off

This turkey was absolutely perplexed by my camera and fluffed itself up every time my shutter went off

sillohuette of a turkey against a window

The farm is every day all year round, from 9am – 5pm, and admission is always free.

photo of the riverdale farm sign against the sky

 

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