You Can Buy a Literal Farm in Toronto for $16 Million

A home sitting on the city’s last remaining farmland is on the market, and it comes with everything a budding green thumb could want.

By Josh Sherman | 2 minute read

Jul 26

The roughly four-acre farm has several greenhouses and mature orchards in a tranquil setting near the winding Humber River.

Do you dream of life on a farm but can’t imagine leaving the big city? Well, the Toronto property listed for sale at 89 Bankfield Dr. might be the one for you — if you’ve got $16 million laying around. 


“You don’t have a personal property like this anywhere in Toronto,” says REALTOR® Riya Rai, who is representing the listing alongside broker Avtar Sandhu.


 Encompassing nearly four acres of fertile land in north Etobicoke’s Thistletown neighbourhood, the property is home to Anga’s Farm & Nursery — which opened in 1980 and is dubbed “the last remaining farm in Toronto” — and a four-bedroom, three-bathroom manor house. The business, including five greenhouses and mature orchards, is being offered up alongside the private dwelling as a rare live-work opportunity. “There is so much land which is still not used on the property,” says Rai of the acreage’s potential. 

“To this day, Anga’s Farm still carries on the tradition of the early settlers that farmed along the fertile lands of the Humber River.”

Conservation lands around the Humber River create a natural buffer between the family-owned garden centre, established by John Anga — who is selling the land because he is retiring — and the rest of the city, adding to the rural vibe. To Rai, the property’s natural beauty and location are two of its most impressive qualities. “You feel like you’re part of the environment, but you’re five minutes from the city,” she tells Wahi. “You go to that property and suddenly everything becomes quiet,” she adds. On-site landscape features include flower beds around the house and a pair of ponds. 

living room

The manor house is relatively modest but well appointed. It looks more like something you’d find on one of the nearby suburban side streets than a frontier homestead. Less rustic than you might expect, the interior has finishes such as ceramic tile, hardwood floor, and crown moldings. In the basement, you’ll find a rec room and office space. “You don’t need to leave your house to work,” says Rai, pointing out another perk of the property, which is showcased in a short video promoting the listing:


A double-patio overlooks the greenhouse operation, which could continue operations under new ownership, depending on the buyer. Rai says the property is great for somebody already working in gardening or landscaping but could also appeal to buyers looking to establish a wedding venue or yoga retreat, for example. “The land has awesome venue options,” she says.

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The current business was expanded in recent years when it branched out with a new tropical-plant nursery. “To this day, Anga’s Farm still carries on the tradition of the early settlers that farmed along the fertile lands of the Humber River,” according to the Anga’s Farm website. “Thousands of plants are grown in the greenhouses and sold at their garden centre.”

Josh Sherman

Wahi Writer

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