Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo

With over 3,000 animals from around the world, gorgeous landscapes, spacious enclosures and a strict commitment to the conservation and care of wildlife, the Toronto Zoo is the ultimate destination for animal lovers.

Spread across 287 hectares, the Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo in Canada. It’s divided into seven zoogeographic regions, allowing you to travel around the globe to see nature’s diverse creatures from the land, air and sea.

The Toronto Zoo focuses on the preservation of the world’s at-risk creatures through crucial wildlife conservation work and creating spaces where animals can thrive.

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How to get to Toronto Zoo

Location: 2000 Meadowvale Road, Toronto

By car: Paid parking is available on site with EV charging stations available in Section C of the main parking lot. Visit their website for directions and parking information.

By transit: The Toronto Zoo is easily accessible by TTC, Go Transit, Durham Region Transit and the Rouge Park Bus. Find a complete list of transit information on their website.

Know before you go

Save on admission by purchasing a Toronto CityPASS or take advantage of the zoo’s plan-ahead pricing.

The zoo is open daily, year-round. Check their current hours before your visit as they vary seasonally.

Rentals are available for strollers and wagons on a first come first serve basis. A limited number of wheelchairs and Electric Convenience Vehicles (ECVs) can be reserved online.

Things to do at Toronto Zoo

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Have a splash

Beat the summer heat with waterslides, water-spouting animals and tipping buckets at the zoo’s Splash Island. This seasonal attraction is perfect for some summer family fun.

Get close to kangaroos

Walk across designated pathways in the seasonal Kangaroo Walk-Thru and get up close to Western Grey Kangaroos and red-necked wallabies living in their natural outback habitat.

Soak up aerial views

Soar through the air at up to 48 km/h on the Tundra Air Ride. Seating one to two people, this aerial ride flies over the Tundra Trek region and features panoramic views of the zoo.

Zipline through the trees

Experience the thrill of riding a 300-metre high-speed zipline with the Wild Rouge Zipline, an ecologically-themed aerial adventure park providing great views of the Rouge Valley.

Ride the Zoomobile

Explore the zoo with the convenience of the hop on or off Zoomobile. Listen to engaging commentary, and spot your favourite animals, as you travel to several stops across the zoo.

Discover the KidsZoo

Dig through dinosaur artifacts, go bird watching in a giant aviary and learn about Canadian habitats at the KidsZoo. Kids will love this exciting adventure park in the zoo’s Discovery Zone.

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Interesting facts about Toronto Zoo

The Toronto Zoo Wildlife Conservancy is a dedicated partner with the Toronto Zoo in the fight against extinction. It prides itself on successful preservation of endangered species and a prolific breeding and reintroduction program for the animals, boasting successful missions like breeding a baby Masai Giraffe in 2020.

As a non-profit, the Toronto Zoo’s admission and parking fees contribute directly to the important conservation work of the Wildlife Conservancy. You can support the zoo by adopting an animal or donating to the conservancy.

Accessibility features

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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