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- Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, ON M1B 5K7, Canada
- Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
- Phone: 1-4163925929
- Ticket Price: 28 CAD
- Time Required: 03:30 Hrs
- Tags: Outdoors, Wildlife Park, Zoo, Wildlife Safari, Entertainment, Family And Kids
Toronto Zoo - Review
The Toronto Zoo is a wonderful tourist attraction. Kids and adults alike enjoy visiting this place a lot. Why is that you ask? Well, the Toronto Zoo has no less than 5000 animals on display. The Species range from rainforest dwelling animals to the inhabitants of the Tundra and everything in between. People not only enjoy watching these animals but end up learning a lot about them through the displays.
The displays have been enhanced and separated according to the original geographical location of each animal. Not only this, several rare animal species like Lemurs, Tamarins and Penguins have all been brought here to conserve them. Mammals, reptiles and birds all find a happy, healthy home here. It is a great idea to take kids here to teach them more about animals and conservation. A wonderful pit stop on a family holiday, this place is a must visit.
Toronto Zoo Information
- Do not feed animals.
- Smoking only permitted in Designated Smoking Area.
Toronto Zoo Ticket Prices
- Given rates are for general admissions in summers for adults.
- Free for children below 2 years.
- Parking: 12 CAD
- For detail prices and discount rates please refer to official website.
Summer (May 1 – October 31):
- General (13-64): 28 CAD
- Senior(65+): 23 CAD
- Child(3-12): 18 CAD
Winter (November 1 – April 30):
- General (13-64): 23 CAD
- Senior(65+): 18 CAD
- Child(3-12): 14 CAD
Toronto Zoo Hours
- Timings change seasonally. (Currently timing shown on website is for October 11 - December 31: 9:30am – 4:30pm)
How To reach Toronto Zoo by Public Transport
- By hiring or renting a car/taxi.
Restaurants Near Toronto Zoo
- Mc Donalds
- Black Forest
- Kiss my Food
- Boston Pizza
- Whimpy’s Diner
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Things to Know Before Visiting Toronto Zoo
36.28% of people who visit Toronto include Toronto Zoo in their plan
09 AM - 10 AM
80.74% of people start their Toronto Zoo visit around 09 AM - 10 AM
3 Hrs 30 Minutes
People usually take around 3 Hrs 30 Minutes to see Toronto Zoo
93.8% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Toronto Zoo
Toronto Zoo Trips
Toronto Zoo, Toronto Reviews
This is an enormous, stimulating, and enchanting tourist attraction, which is packed with natural beauty and multitudinous species of animals, fishes, and birds. Any of the animals you can think of, except the elephant, is waiting to amuse you. Giraffes, lions, tigers, kangaroos, rhinos, gorillas, hippopotamuses, cheetahs, wild bulls, pythons, cobras, green snakes, jumbo turtles etc., are exciting to watch in their habitats. The entire place is made extremely prepossessing with the artistic integration of landscapes, animals, and captivating gardens. It is made up of many different pavilions organized in a systematical manner. There are directions everywhere so that you keep walking in the right direction from one pavilion to another without missing any area and animal. There are several picnic areas with lots of sitting arrangements, food services, water fountains, and well-maintained washrooms all over the place. If you want to see all the animals and learn about them in detail, you will easily spend 4 - 5 hours. If you go with kids, please go as early as possible - you are sure to spend all day there (9:00 - 18:00 on weekends and holidays.) To avoid inconvenience and extra spending, if you have children with you, it is a good idea to go with food and snacks. Please refrain from feeding the animals or birds. Your 'good act!' may interfere with their routine and induce some harmful, dangerous and incurable diseases. The admission fees of $ 29.00 for an adult and flat parking charge of $12.00 for a car is nothing when you think of feeding and taking care of innumerable animals as well as maintaining all the alluring place with all the facilities. Toronto Zoo, as you might think, is not only for kids, but it is also fit for people of all ages. It is a must-visit tourist place for all.
As a +50 age group - past family member - I was not very impressed with the changes in the zoo staff attitudes. As a younger parent I recall staff members willing to actually help people - offering advice - directions - and staff that genuinely seemed interested in helping people enjoy the experience. Fast forward 25 years - there was simply nobody that offered any advice other then 1 staff member just inside the gate. She was very polite and kind. I have nothing negative to say about any particular staff member but in whole the just seem to ignore you. Hello - people like being noticed - just a tip. I also noticed - the huge drop in exhibits over the years, although there were food venues added to zoo over the year's - not one was open, no zoo mobile running, no Safari tours running, not even any way for a person to get a drink other then a few vending machines scattered around the zoo. When did lack of people skills, methods of transportation and zero food and water take precedence over extremely high price of admission? It might be a good suggestion to tell people on the way in there's no food or water available, no transportation available, no kids facilities open, no rides open, reduced exhibits and yes you still have to pay full price to get in. So overall - just disappointed. You've forgotten about the people factor and I believe the experience is now tainted for my family. Good luck with yours.
The zoo is such a wonderful place to take visitors. Its is a well planned park and to know that the animals here are healthy and sound of mind enough to feel comfortable to make babies makes me feel confident that they are taking care of the animals really well. I was lucky enough to see a baby rhino and baby hippo. The park is always clean even with so many people coming and going. This is my favourite Zoo.
A great way to get in some family time. Recommendations: bring your own snacks and hydration (water /juice...). Wear comfy shoes. Whether paying extra for the ride is worth it....? That will vary from person to person. For me the long walk with my wife and kids was good
A beautiful place filled with lovely beings. Visited recently after living in Toronto for 9 years. An extremely humbling experience. From the front entrance; to the different paths; the myriad cages with their privileged inhabitants; the Zoomobile; the pet peacock near the restaurant; the beautiful flora; and many other things which slip off memory - all were out of this world. Definitely would recommend the Toronto Zoo to everyone. Please arrive early at the gates so as not to miss out on the heavenly sights and sounds within.