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

5 Star Rating Great place to explore, especially for kids and even for adults. What I like about this place is they have plenty of picture and explanation of the growth and the characters of the actual animal we see over the fence. Love it though cold and windy during March. Will definitely come back in the summer 🌞🌞🌞

Yen Le - 1 day 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 - 27 days ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 1 month ago

5 Star Rating 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 - 1 month 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.

Torontoview360 - 2 months ago

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