Toronto Zoo

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

A majestic lion watches over the Toronto Zoo
A majestic lion watches over the Toronto Zoo cc licensed photo by b.m.a.n.

The Toronto Zoo covers a massive 287 hectares and is home to over 5000 animals representing more than 450 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. There are over 10 kilometres of walking trails throughout the exhibits.

Numerous extras are included in your admission at at no extra charge including "daily keeper talks and the Discover Zone where you will find the interactive and educational Kids Zoo, Animal Shows and Splash Island." There are also four rides: The Gorilla Climb Ropes Course, Zoomobile, Conservation Carousel, and the Tundra Air ride.

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. In July of 2017 they opened the state-of-the-art Wildlife Health Centre. The 50,000 square foot facility has a public viewing gallery where visitors can get a behind-the-scenes look at the science and research that goes into protecting wildlife.

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.

For additional information about the Toronto Zoo visit their the official website link below.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Regular Hours:
May differ on holidays

  • 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) 392-5900

Official Website: Toronto Zoo

Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

4 Star Rating Family Day trip was a success. We have always gone in the summer and even once as a COVID drive thru, but never in the winter. Lots on warm indoor options and surprisingly quite a few outdoor animals out and about, including the lions, tigers, hyenas, and the obvious polar bears etc. A lot less people was a bonus but certain sections were closed, such as the Canadian zone, hence a lost star. Kids had a blast and so did we. Still a great yearly family destination, and we are glad we tried a winter session.
Paul Caramida - a week ago

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5 Star Rating A Toronto experience that was a first for me! I am still amazed at how easy the walk was. Every station just naturally flowed into the next, with no confusion of where we were or where we were going. There were many different stations, but I remember we did the safari, the different species of animals, birds, rhinos, monkeys, giraffes, gorillas, lions, tigers, snakes, fish and every species of animal you can think of! There's also a very lush forest, I was very impressed with, with a bridge almost suspended through it, which was very cool. I am still amazed at the expanse of land that the zoo sits on. It is a massive area! Next year I will definitely purchase the season's pass and go more than once. We went with a toddler in a stroller, very easy to move around. However next time will invite some older kids with us, I think they will enjoy and appreciate the animals more. Toddlers might be bored after the first 20 mins, but surprisingly mine enjoyed the entire walk! Definitely a spot to invest in. Will be our new yearly tradition!
Steffy T - 4 months ago

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5 Star Rating I had an amazing experience at the Toronto Zoo! The diverse range of exhibits allowed me to explore ecosystems from around the world. The well-maintained enclosures create a comfortable environment for the animals, and the knowledgeable staff provided fascinating insights during feeding sessions. It's a fantastic place for families, nature enthusiasts, and anyone looking to appreciate the beauty of wildlife. The zoo's commitment to conservation and education adds an extra layer of significance to the visit. Overall, a must-visit attraction with something for everyone!
Kenneth Green - 2 months ago

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5 Star Rating Fantastic Family Adventure I recently visited the Toronto Zoo, and it was an incredible experience for the whole family! The variety of animals and well-maintained exhibits left us in awe. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, adding to the overall enjoyment. The zoo's commitment to conservation and education is truly commendable. We can't wait to return and explore more of this wonderful place. Highly recommended!
Mehmet Kaya - 4 months ago

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2 Star Rating Not many animals here. The Canadian zone was fully empty except few eagles. The zoo is very spacious and seems very large but there are hardly any animals. The pavilions were ok, they had good number of species. None of the shops and restaurant were open probably because it was fall. If you are visiting in fall & winter make sure to pack something to eat.
Likhin Dharmaraju - 3 months ago

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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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