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

Open Now

Hours This Week:
  • 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) 392-5929

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 4.4 out of 5Toronto Zoo Star Rating

5 Star Rating Huge zoo, wonderful park. Great place to admire nature’s beauty and to see amazing animals. There is picnic area to rest after a long walk and enjoy wonderful greenery. Zookeepers are very friendly and knowledgeable. Incredibly beautiful place to visit. Very relaxing and enjoyable time well spent.

B. Gold - 1 hour ago

5 Star Rating Always a fun place. Great for a full day of walking and viewing the animals on display. The staff is always kind and helpful and you can hear how much the zookeepers care about their animals in their voice when they speak. Cafes and restaurants are usually pretty busy. Consider bringing a picnic and sitting in one of the very nice grassy areas scattered throughout the grounds.

Meagan Sweeney - 5 days ago

5 Star Rating Toronto zoo is a huge natural space with beautiful scenery. The paths and surrounding areas are remarkably clean considering how huge the area is. It takes a good 5+ hours to see everything, so make sure to arrive earlier in the day and be prepared for a day full of walking. Take a water bottle and fill it up at the provided water stations for maximum efficiency! We went on a Tuesday afternoon and it wasn't busy at all, so we had lots of space to enjoy the exhibits and animals. There is a wide variety of exotic and North American animals to see and learn about. Most of the enclosures are massive and very spacious. The animals come and go as they please and have lots of space to withdraw from crowds. You can tell the animals are treated with dignity and care. The zoo has great conservation efforts of their own and lots of information and facts available to visitors. Only complaint is that the zoo is a bit hard to navigate sometimes, and the provided map can be a little confusing in some spots.

Kat - 19 days ago

5 Star Rating They have a family room that you can nurse, bottle feed or change your little ones. Was impressed with how clean they keep such a large area. I will definitely be investing in the zoo mobile next time especially for the Canadian portion the hill is killer. You can take your own lunch and drinks which are nice. I would recommend going on a weekday if at all possible. I went on a Tuesday and was able to see all of the animals without having to wait

Kennedi Leeder - 20 days ago

5 Star Rating This is a really nice zoo. Feels natural and unrehearsed. The animals are just doing their thing. I've been to a few corporate events hosted here and it's certainly a cool venue for that. Parking is easy. Moving around the zoo is easy. And food options are plentiful.

Quentin Stossel - 20 days ago

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