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Get spooky at Toronto’s free Boo Barn!

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What’s better than Halloween night? Halloween all week!

Riverdale Farm in Toronto extends the frightfully fun holiday spirit with the Boo Barn, made especially for kids ages 3 to 10. This year, the Boo Barn is open on October 27 and 28 from 9:30 am-3:30 pm both days. The haunted barn features a pumpkin patch and pumpkin-carving station. Visitors can also bring non-perishable food items for donation to the Daily Bread food bank.

The Boo Barn is free — and so are the other attractions at Riverdale Farm.

A community-supported attraction between the Cabbagetown and Regent Park neighbourhoods, Riverdale Farm is desperate for help to stay open. The City of Toronto is scheduled to close the farm — which is home to horses, sheep, goats, ducks and more wildlife — because of funding issues. When you visit, you can make a donation to support the farm, which has been part of the community since 1978 and its property has been the home of a public zoo since 1888. supports the Riverdale Farm and encourages you to do the same. You can help Save the Farm by following the instructions on the farm’s website. Recommends Toronto Communities

Anyone familiar with Canada’s most populous city knows Toronto is really a patchwork of neighbourhoods, many of them distinct. Among the areas you should visit is Wychwood, north of the city’s downtown. Senior Writer Waheeda Harris recently wrote about how the community comes together around the Wychwood Barns art project.

In the article headlined “Toronto’s Wychwood Barns sparks creativity and community spirit,” Harris writes: “The Wychwood Barns, located in Toronto’s mid-town area, a block south of St. Clair Avenue West and on Christie Street, has become a model for a new view of enriching an urban community via art. Built between 1913 and 1921, the five brick buildings that make up the Wychwood Barns were a main hub of Toronto’s transit system, acting as streetcar houses until 1978. By the mid-1980s, the barns were vacant, 4.3 acres left desolate in the growing city.”

For More Information About Riverdale Farm and the Boo Barn: Telephone the farm directly at 416-392-6794.

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