Toronto Zoo

Don't miss out on visiting the 3rd largest zoo in the world

Come face to face with Canada's only giant pandas in the Toronto Zoo
Come face to face with Canada's only giant pandas in the Toronto Zoo

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

Fee: Yes

Open Now: No

Hours 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

Directions

TTC Subway Line Nearest Station Walking Time
Bloor Danforth LineKennedy Station1 Minute
Sheppard LineDon Mills Station1 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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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5

4 Star Rating 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 day ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating I'm torn when it comes to zoos. I'm such an animal lover and it always breaks my heart to see animals in zoo's, especially when they've been born in the wild. However the vast majority of animals in this zoo appear happy. The place is huge and very clean. The staff I've spoken to always seem passionate and knowledgeable, which leads me to believe that the animals are well taken care of. My suggestion would be to make a few trips a year, in different seasons, so you aren't rushed in any of the sections of the zoo. Membership is great value especially if you use the zoomobile. It's such a shame there are no elephants here any more.

Vince Poil - 10 days ago

5 Star Rating Great Place to take the kids, open every day of the year! We love coming here in the winter and hanging out in the Tropics of the Malayan pavilion or the African Jungle. The great apes are always such an entertainment. If you live nearby and have a large family, you must get a membership, as it will most definitely be worth it.

Petio Ivanov - 13 days ago

4 Star Rating Fun way to spend the afternoon. Staff were friendly. Animals appeared to be well kept. Grounds were clean considering the vast number of people that come here every day.

Cameron Brown - 24 days ago

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