Mayor Tory announced that Riverdale Farm, High Park Zoo and the City’s conservatories will open Tuesday, July 14. The city has installed signage to reinforce physical distancing and admission rules. The city will also ensure that all common facilities such as washrooms and water fountains are cleaned regularly.
Riverdale Farm is home to domestic farm animals and representative of a turn-of-the-century Ontario farm. The farm is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and admission is free.
Toronto’s oldest zoo, the High Park Zoo, houses animals such as bison, llamas, highland cattle and reindeer. The High Park Zoo is open daily, with free admission, from 7 a.m. to dusk. More information is available at toronto.ca/zoos.
Only outdoor areas of Riverdale Farm and the High Park Zoo will be open to the public.
Allan Gardens Conservatory and Centennial Park Conservatory will also reopen on July 14. Both conservatories are open daily from 12 to 4 p.m. Admission is free. Safety measures include reduced visitor capacity to facilitate physical distancing, one-way foot-traffic. Visitors are also required to wear non-medical mask or face covering at the conservatories as part of mandatory City by-law.