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 33% 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: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
- Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 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 love this ZOO. I've been here 5 + times in the last 8 years or so and i find new animals, exhibits and get awesome pictures. Yesterday I was face to face with a female Polar bear and it was awesome. I was the only person in the area when she went to lay down to take a nap. From there I got to see the Grizzly bears eat and play. It a huge place and I honestly don't recommend bringing young children as they don't appreciate what they are seeing and will rush your entire visit.
Kristian Featherstone - 8 days ago
We are from Nebraska & comparing with Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, this zoo comparably very small (size, layout & varieties of animals). Visited this zoo because of City passes. We realized not many zoo have panda exhibit so there's another reason to visit here however panda exhibit at Washington DC Zoo have more pandas on display than this zoo. Overall we wasn't impressed because we seen better zoo. Still a good place to hang around with your kids and have a nice outdoor family time. They have a nice splash pad too so when the weather is hot, prepare to bring extra clothes/towels.
Desi Arul - 28 days ago
So many animals - so little time! While I was present at the zoo for maybe 3 hours, I didn't have enough time to see all the different animals. We first started at the Giant Panda as they will no longer be in Toronto soon. We were very lucky to see the cubs and one of the adult pandas. THEY ARE SO CUTE (from afar). We then made our way to the Eurasia section of the zoo and saw the red panda (also cute), camels, a falcon, etc. I could go on for while about all the animals we saw in the span of 3 hours. Disclaimer - my family and I seem to take a longer time at each exhibit as I noticed that people come and go pretty quickly while we're still standing there in awe. If you enjoy wildlife and love learning, definitely go to the zoo! Oh and be sure to wear shoes that are comfortable for walking - you'll be doing a lot of that.
Annie Lau - 1 month ago
Went for my birthday... Loved the animals. Some staff were great, some staff weren't so great. It's a good 4 hour walk if you're going at a slower pace like we did. Food was expensive, so bring your own if you would prefer not to spend. Lots of drink machines. Plenty of restrooms. I saw some water taps on the trails. Good family day out.
Miss Marie - 1 month ago