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

Toronto Zoo Hours:
Opening hours may differ on holidays

  • Monday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Thursday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Friday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday: 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada

Phone: (416) 392-5900

Official Website: Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 Star Rating

5 Star Rating My recent visit to the Toronto Zoo was an absolute delight! From the moment I stepped through the gates, I was captivated by the vast array of animals and exhibits that awaited me. The zoo's commitment to conservation and education shines through in every aspect of the experience. One of the highlights of my visit was exploring the various themed areas, each meticulously designed to replicate the natural habitats of the animals. From the lush forests of the Americas to the arid landscapes of Africa, every corner of the zoo offered a unique glimpse into the diverse ecosystems of our planet. The animal enclosures were spacious and well-maintained, allowing the inhabitants to thrive in environments closely resembling their natural homes. I was particularly impressed by the zoo's efforts in providing enrichment activities for the animals, ensuring their physical and mental well-being. The staff were friendly, knowledgeable, and always eager to answer any questions I had. It was evident that they were passionate about their work and dedicated to the welfare of the animals in their care. Overall, my experience at the Toronto Zoo was both educational and enjoyable. It's the perfect destination for families, nature enthusiasts, and anyone looking to connect with the wonders of the animal kingdom. I highly recommend a visit to the Toronto Zoo for an unforgettable day of exploration and discovery.
The Unorganized Camper - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating A huge Zoo, be sure to bring shoes to walk in and a stroller for children 4 or 5 and under because it's a LOT of walking for little ones. A wonderfully kept Zoo with very friendly staff. The Tigers, polar bears, and wolves are great and you should be able to see them from any angle. Lots of great exhibits and lots of seating, which is necessary given the size of the Zoo. The price is more than fair given everything that is included. You can easily spend from open to close walking around and looking at things. The only Zoo of this caliber that I've been to is the Fort Worth Zoo, and that's high praise coming from me. Parking is easy, access and exit are painless, ticket entry is a piece of cake. Just easy from top to bottom to enter and see animals. Again make sure you're ready for long walks. Can't recommend it enough, the Toronto Zoo is top flight stuff!
Alfredo Cuvi - a week ago

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4 Star Rating This zoo offers an impressive variety of animals and excellent dining options. However, one area for improvement is the zoo bus service. The buses are often full, leading to extended waiting times. As a result, we opted to walk between exhibits, which, while time-saving, was less convenient. Expanding the bus capacity could greatly enhance the visitor experience.
Amro Aymen - a week ago

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5 Star Rating Went on the weekend with my nephew and niece. The zoo wasn’t too busy, was lots of fun. Most exhibitions were open, lots of amazing animals, insects and wildlife to see. Was much bigger than what I was expecting, we really enjoyed our time here. We were there for 6 hours, it takes quite sometime to see everything. We spent some time in the gift shop and got a couple of souvenirs. Great place to take the family or go on a date. I would definitely recommend visiting the zoo to all my family and friends.
Pong Lenis - 2 weeks ago

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5 Star Rating A great place to go for both children and adults. On average it will take 4 hours to walk around the entire zoo. When you entering the zoo,you can ask for a map of the zoo. There are many toilets around, there are many nice volunteers grandmothers who are ready to give advice and tell about the zoo.
Margarita Atsekhovska - a week ago

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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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