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Exhibitions: Residence House Riverdale Farm

Presently, the museum has a temporary home at the Riverdale Farm's Residence House. Also known as the Resident Zookeeper's House this two-storey building, which stands beside the Meeting House and duck pond; was built in 1902 by prisoners of the Toronto Don Jail. Over the years the building acted as the Zoo Keeper's home, veterinary hospital, and temporary morgue for the Necropolis Cemetery. Today the Residence not only houses some of the Cabbagetown Regent Park Museum's collection, it also functions as a staff building, and is used for a variety of farm- related and community-based programs.

Main room at the Residence House.
Gwen Adams

Reliable Shoe Repair display.
Gwen Adams

Centre room of the Residence House, display of toys and artifacts from Regent Park.
Gwen Adams

Location:

201 Winchester Street
Toronto, Ontario M4X 1B8
416-392-6794
farm@toronto.ca

Riverdale Farm website

For information on what is going on at the farm, visit Friends of Riverdale Farm

How to get to the Farm:

By Car: Exit DVP at Bayview Avenue South. Procced to River Street. Turn right (west) on Gerrard Street East to Sumach Street. Turn right again (north) on Sumach Street to Winchester Street. The Farm is on the right. Exit Gardiner Expressway at Jarvis Street. Go north on Jarvis Street. Turn right (east) on Gerrard Street. Turn left (north) on Sumach Street (sign-posted) and right (east) on Winchester Street.

From Danforth Avenue, go west on Prince Edward Viaduct towards Bloor Street East, keep left and turn left onto Parliament Street (first lights after Castle Frank Road/Subway Station). "Riverdale Farm" is sign-posted near the traffic lights. Proceed south on Parliament to Winchester, turn left onto Winchester and proceed to the end of the street. The Farm is on the right.

Exit Bayview Avenue Extension at River Street. Turn right (west) on Gerrard Street East to Sumach Street. Turn right again (north) on Sumach Street to Winchester Street. The Farm is on the right.

By Public Transit: TTC From Castle Frank Subway Station, get on Parliament bus and get off at Winchester. Walk east to the end of the street. The Farm is on the right. From College or Queens Park Subway Station, hop onto the eastbound streetcar and get off at Sumach Street, east of Parliament. Walk north to Carlton Street, then through the Riverdale Park West. The Farm is located at the east end of the Park.

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