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 above.

Facts For Your Visit

Fee: Yes

Currently Closed

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) 392-5900

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 4.4 out of 5Toronto Zoo Star Rating

5 Star Rating This is one of the better zoos we have visited. I loved the animal enclosures having both warm inside and cool outside places to live. It also gave guests a reprieve from the bitter cold. DEFINITELY check the bus schedule if that's what you are taking, we had a hard time finding a bus to leave and get us back where we came from (at closing).

Christine Johnson - 3 days ago

5 Star Rating You can't go wrong here. One of the best, and largest, zoos in the world! If you are coming for the day be prepared for a LOT of walking as it is absolutely massive. Bring water, and comfortable shoes...But it is worth it :) I love that it is open year-round, and winter visits tend to be some of the best as many of the animals are super active. This is a great place to visit on a rainy day as there are lots of pavilions so you can stay indoors visiting many of the animals. They have recently added fun activities like zip-lining through the forest, so you can get your adventure-on in between seeing the rhinoceros and gorillas.

Rebecca Martinez - 14 days ago

5 Star Rating Well kept zoo. They have so many amazing animals. Though my 2 year old son missed seeing Elephants, he enjoyed every bit of our 4 hour long trail in the zoo. It's fun for people of all ages.

Mala Gautam - 17 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place to take family and friends especially in the summer time. I recommend going earlier. It’s less busy, cooler, and you can get some great pics without the crowds that collect later in the day. I usually visit all the pavilions and it takes me about 6 hours. It’s also a great workout! If I could, I’d go every weekend.

Tabitha M - 27 days ago

4 Star Rating Would've been 5 stars but the Canada pavilion was mostly empty and there wasn't adequate warnings to keep you from heading all the way down there for nothing. Aside from that, the Toronto Zoo is an amazing place and a great organization. One of my favourite places to visit. Greatly enjoyed the snow leopard feeding and was pleasantly surprised that one came right up to the viewing glass with her meal; she's clearly very well socialized and not scared of crowds which is nice to see.

Brandon Hiraeth - 1 month ago

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