The Toronto Zoo covers a massive 300 hectares and is home to over 5000 animals representing more than 460 species from around the world. It is actually the third largest zoo in the world.
The Zoo is designed with the goal of providing you with a great viewing experience while maintaining a comfortable and natural habitat for the animals. It is divided into six different geographic regions representing Indo-Malaya, Africa, Canadian Domain, Americas, Tundra Trek and the newly renovated Eurasia Wilds.
Toronto Zoo is the only zoo in Canada with giant pandas. They actually have two of these adorable animals, one named Er Shun and the other Da Mao.
Numerous extras are included in your admission at at no extra charge including "daily keeper talks, the interactive and educational Kids Zoo, Animal Shows and Splash Island." You'll also want to see the Zoo's NEW special exhibit, Wild Connections where you can experience animals in Augmented Reality.
Making its worldwide debut at the Toronto Zoo is National Geographic's “Air, Land and Sea”, an INDE Appshaker experience. "Centred around a dynamic, ever-changing watering hole, the experience allows you to meet a diverse range of animals from Africa to the Arctic as they graze, drink, and interact with the environment around them." This presentation aligns itself with the Zoo’s important emphasis of preserving endangered and threatened species through education and increasing awareness among visitors.
In fact, the Toronto Zoo is a national leader in saving and protecting wildlife to help ensure the rich diversity of nature for generations to come. They work with other accredited zoos throughout the world to help conserve and breed endangered species. Many animals come to the zoo through rescue efforts.
The Toronto Zoo is open rain or shine to the public every day except Christmas. You can easily spend a full day exploring the Zoo and the surrounding Rouge Park.
Tip: You can bypass the lineups and save almost 50% on admission to the Toronto Zoo and 4 other 'must see' Toronto attractions by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS prior to your vacation.
For additional information about the Toronto Zoo visit their the official website link above.
Facts For Your Visit
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Tuesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Wednesday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Thursday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Friday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Saturday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
- Sunday: 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada
Phone: (416) 392-5929
Official Website: Toronto Zoo
|TTC Subway Line||Nearest Station||Walking Time|
|Bloor Danforth Line||Kennedy Station||1 Minute|
|Sheppard Line||Don Mills Station||1 Minute|
How to get to Toronto Zoo by TTC Subway
From Don Mills Station on the Sheppard Line take either the #85A Sheppard East via Toronto Zoo or #85B Sheppard East to Toronto Zoo bus to the Toronto Zoo Loop. (Operates Saturday, Sunday and holidays only)
From Bay 9 at Kennedy Station on the Bloor-Danforth Linetake the #86A Scarborough to Toronto Zoo bus to the Toronto Zoo Loop (Operates daily during the summer--weekdays only after Labour Day)
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Ratedout of 5
I'm not normally a fan of zoos. I feel bad for the caged animals and the questionable way in which they're looked after, however this one felt different. The animals are clearly cared for by people who have gone to great lengths to replicate their natural habitat. It's clean, huge and informative, and the animals didn't display the characteristics you would normally see in captivity which was very encouraging. Naturally you can't get away from the fact that the animals are in enclosures rather than the wild, but if they're going to be in a zoo then this is the one I'd pick for them.
Kathy Smart - 10 days ago
A fun day trip. Go during the week if you can to avoid the crowds. It's fun to make your way through all the "continents" to see the different animals. The baby pandas and polar bears are especially cute. I'd suggest getting the Toronto city pass; it'll save you some money and is good for the week for other attractions around T.O.
Sara Lindsay - 14 days ago
Love the zoo. In fact like it even better in the winter. Very few people show up when it snows. Best days to go. Not cheap but not expensive. Use tram service in summer. Go see panda bears. Amazing. World class zoo. Easy access. Large parking lots. Enjoy.
Ryan Zaldin - 1 month ago
A tad expensive. They have a huge selection of animals to view. My sister is not the fastest person but we were able to view the entire zoo and enjoy it (stopping and taking numerous pictures at every exhibit) in under 4 hours. We are however adults, and I don't have kids, but I'd guess this is an all day 8 hour zoo if you do. It is a pretty standard zoo just on a larger scale. All exhibits are one habitat with one type of animal. I'd have liked more multi-animal exhibits with several from the same natural habitat living together in the zoo habitat as well.
William Hambridge - 1 month ago
This is an amazing, lovely, zoo. I love the way it is laid out. Its like taking a stroll in a beautiful country park with lots of wild animals to see along the way. It will make any day special. I would strongly recommend anyone who plans on going more than twice in 1 year to get the membership as the cost is more or less covered after 2 visits. Make sure you include the parking pass with that.
David Jones - 1 month ago