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
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
I love the zoo. The exhibits here are amazing! I cannot believe how amazing each display looked, and best of all, my daughter, who at under 2 years old was absolutely floored by all of the absolutely stunning animals! Sure, it was pouring rain on and off the entire time we were there, and we had a large group of people with us, and it was cold, and I would still go back in the same conditions! We still saw what we really wanted to see. Everyone that worked there was fantastic!
Danny Giroux - 19 days ago
Amazing experience all year round. Expect loads of walking, but it is well laid out and the pavilions have a terrific mix of exotic creatures. This year has been especially good because of all the baby animals and the new science and animal health building is very cool see, especially if the staff are working with an animal at the time. Food can be expensive but the different areas organized by world region never disappoint.
Chris Orr-Van Abbema - 19 days ago
Clean and well-kept. Many things to do and see, you can easily spend a few days seeing everything. I've only been on off-peak days, so I can't comment on traffic within the zoo. An extremely large collection of varied species, as well as some rare creatures. From a Zoological standpoint: Some animals are obviously stressed, and some enclosures do not provide enrichment for the animals. Some enclosures are a bit cramped, or oddly laid out, either making it difficult to view and observe, or the exact opposite: not many spots for the animals to seek refuge from visitors.
Nena Greer - 29 days ago
I visited a week ago on a cold and rainy day, so it wasn't crowded. Most people were there for the pandas and they are very cute. Lots of information about them and volunteers at info booths before you get to the enclosure. Signage: keep the paper map handy because some areas aren't marked very well. Education: newer exhibits have a lot of info, older exhibits have very little. As a zoo, I think education is more important than entertainment value. Yes, it's interesting to see rhinos, penguins, and giraffes, but it's important to learn about them too. Otherwise, might as well go to a natural history museum. Time: I spent the whole day here and saw almost everything (except the Canadian area). You can probably visit 1-2 areas in half a day. Facilities: many washrooms and rest spots nearby every exhibit. Food: I went on the weekend and there weren't many choices. I'm glad I packed lunch. Overall: fascinating but needs an upgrade.
Gloria Chan - 1 month ago
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 - 2 months ago