Tours

Interested in visiting the Ryerson Urban Farm? We love visitors and would be happy to welcome you and your group for a tour. All proceeds from the tour fees help support ongoing operations at Ryerson Urban Farm. 

Public Tours:
Experience Ryerson Urban Farm’s ecological rooftop market garden through an educational tour led by one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Ticketed tours take place every Friday from 1:00pm – 2:00pm, May to September for up to 15 individuals at a time. Tours must be booked in advance and last about 30 minutes, plus time at the end for questions and taking photos. ($10+HST)

To purchase a ticket for a public tour: please register here.

 

Private/Group Tours:
Experience Ryerson Urban Farm’s ecological rooftop market garden through an educational tour led by one of our enthusiastic and knowledgeable staff. Tours must be booked in advance for a one-hour slot. The tours last about 30 minutes, plus time at the end for questions and taking photos. We can accommodate up to 15 people per tour guide, up to a maximum of 45 guests per tour booking. ($150.00+HST Minimum). 

To book a private/group tour: please register here.

 

Ryerson Urban Farm Consultations:
Ryerson Urban Farm offers consultations for those looking to start similar projects. A consultation involves a tour of the farm with in-depth history and information tailored to your group’s interests followed by a sit-down meeting and technical discussion with Arlene Throness (Urban Farm Manager) and/or Jayne Miles (Urban Farm Programs Coordinator), both certified permaculture designers. The total duration is about 2 hours. You can also choose to add on a report with suggested next steps for your project.

To book a consultation: please register here.

 

Accessibility information:
Please visit our home page.

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

Photography and Media Guidelines:
Please note that media created on the premises may not be used for promotional, commercial, or editorial purposes without the written permission of Ryerson Urban Farm. Any Media created on premises may not be given, licensed, or otherwise transferred to any third party without the written permission of Ryerson Urban Farm. We invite you to contact us with any questions about use, as we try to be as supportive as we can.

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