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


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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Rated 4 out of 5

5 Star Rating Great fun, even in the winter season. A few of the animals from warmer climates were not outside on the day we visited, but the Canada Geese were more than happy to stand-in for them. Tip: Bring good walking shoes!

Matthew Wright - 2 days ago

4 Star Rating Lots of different animals to see. Many parts of the zoo need repair such as: entrance and back area of zoo in need of some repair and redesign. Gift shops nice well stocked. Foliage is nice, many areas to sit and rest. Open since 1975, large area of land. Fun day out for the whole family. Lockers and beer are served here.

BoyGeorge84 - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating One of the best zoos anywhere. For the most part the animals appear taken care of and in appropriate environments. Certainly there could be improvements but on the whole it's a good place. Recent changes have been good. We've been members for about 15 years. Always nice to visit.

Karl Peterman - 18 days ago

5 Star Rating Love this place! Simply the best place to go when kids are bored. Zoo mobile ride are great and they are free when you have a season pass. I took my child almost every weekend when he was two and three years old. So much to see to see and lots to do. And amazing programs, specially when Christmas comes kids get to take pics Santa and small stuff animal for very minimal fee.

Ankur Gandhi - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating I really love this place, really really love it. The indoor buildings are magnificent to walk around and sit in. You really are transported into wonderful fantasy like places here, although in the summer it is way too packed. In the winter a lot is closed though. Come very early because the place is massive and you will be walking very long distances. Wear running shoes or do not come. If you can't walk long distances, get a wheelchair, trust me or you may collapse somewhere along one of the long roads.

Tasty Worker - 2 months ago


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