Tours

Interested in visiting the Ryerson Urban Farm? We love visitors and would be happy to welcome you and your group for a tour.

Schedule:
Tours of the farm are available during our scheduled work shifts and must be booked in advance. Tours are booked for 1 hour slots.

May 30 to September 3: Sun 9am-12pm | Tue 5pm-8pm | Thu, 9am-12pm
September 5 – October 5: Tue 1pm-4pm | Thu, 9am-12pm

Fee:
Due to our full production schedule and limited staff time, chartered tours have a base fee of $50, or $10 per person for groups over 5 people.

We offer a discounted rate to student groups of $50, or $5 per person for groups over 10 people. If the group is larger than 15, we will provide multiple tour guides for a maximum of 45 people.

Please contact us if the cost is a barrier to you. We have a limited number of discounted tours that we can offer on a case-by-case basis.

All proceeds from the tour fees help support ongoing operations at Ryerson Urban Farm. 

Accessibility information:
Please visit our home page.

How to book: 
Email your request, including preferred dates and expected numbers, to urbanfarm@ryerson.ca.

Tour content:
The farm production varies a lot over the season, and there’s always something exciting going on. In June you will see overwintered crops, perennials, and newly planted market garden crops. In July and August you will see the market garden in full production. In September and October you will see the harvest season on the farm and the beginnings of putting the garden to bed for winter.

As participants move through the farm observing each crop rotation, guides will cover the following topics:

  • History of the project
  • Overview of green roof benefits
  • Toronto’s green roof bylaw
  • Converting the green roof to a farm
  • Ecological practices for market gardening
  • Integrated programming
  • Education and engagement