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
Open Now: Yes! Some attractions may restrict entry prior to their closing time.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 Line||Kennedy Station||1 Minute|
|Sheppard Line||Don Mills Station||1 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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Ratedout of 5
The best place to bring your little one. They have splash pad and kids zoo good for any age. Stroller and wheelchair for rent. Food and cafe inside are closed before 3pm if its not during the school break so bring your snack and water. Lots of clean washroom around the zoo.
Waan Rasita - 2 days ago
My favourite place in Toronto. Easy to get lost though, so take the map they offer!! Awesome area to walk in nice weather. In winter, visit the tropical indoor pavilions. In the summer, bring kinds to the splash pad. The keeper talks are definitely worth it, I learn something new every time!
Meg R - 21 days ago
Good but too wide to be fun for one day visit, and no good map guide, we lost the direction many times there. It should be better signs to guide visitors where should we go next. Also, the animals in a very wide cages so sometimes it's hard to see them. But in general is good and better to go there in summer if you have kids to use the water play area.
Tarek El-Mallah - 1 month ago