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 33% 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 4.3 out of 5

5 Star Rating My boyfriend and I went last year during the Summer. It was by far the best zoo we've been to! The animals all were in great condition and had lots of space in their homes. Staff were extremely helpful and friendly. We were lucky to go through the entire zoo with their assistance. The zoo is in very good condition. Plenty of amenities other than taking a gander at animals. There are a great variety of animals that are worth going for. I encourage you to bring your own food as it is exceptionally overpriced. Would definitely visit again!

Laura Patel - 7 days ago

5 Star Rating Loved it. We went on a Tuesday in the fall. It was nice and quiet. The landscaping is incredible. The animals all looked in such good condition and very happy in their habitats. We were fortunate to see all the animals and it was such a great experience. Loved all the builds with birds butterflies turtles and fish. Plus watching the big cats eat was awesome.

A Hutchins - 7 days ago

3 Star Rating This would have been 5 stars if the Grizzly Bears had a larger environment. I feel as though the Tigers and other large predators had sufficient enough space, but not the Bears. The Toronto Zoo is a great experience, and you can tell they treat their animals well (regardless of how you feel of captivity, this zoo is miles ahead of many others in the area). I do believe they need more water fountains around for guests (as it can get very hot some days). And they need to consider more benches on the large trails (as a breastfeeding mom, having to find seating was hard sometimes to feed my infant). Other than that, if these things were resolved, I believe it would be a 5-star place. Those Bears deserve a bigger area for sure though!!!

Bessie Bear - 8 days ago

5 Star Rating Amazing. The zoo is well maintained and there are a lot of beautiful animals that you may not have seen before. Totally worth the trip to the zoo. Yearly pass recommended as the zoo is huge so you do need to visit it multiple times to see the whole thing. On one of our trips one of our family was very ill and the zoo's security and medical staff were first class. Definitely a place to visit.

Mathew D'sa - 9 days ago

5 Star Rating Great place to spend the day. Lots of activities beyond just looking at animals. Looks like they have good sized enclosures for the animals. Also the Toronto zoo is located in Rouge Valley so the fall foliage is an amazing from the zoo. We come here around 8 to 10 times a year as we have a membership. I would advise you to being your own food. They allow it here and the vendor food is expensive and not very tasty.

Tim Woo - 9 days ago

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