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Toronto Zoo

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Address: 2000 Meadowvale Rd, Toronto, Ontario M1B 5K7, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 416-392-5929
09:30 - 16:30
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Mon - Fri 09:30 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 09:30 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier Zoo offering over 5,000 animals and...

The Toronto Zoo is Canada's premier Zoo offering over 5,000 animals and incredible exhibits including the award-winning Gorilla Rainforest, home to our Western Lowland Gorilla troop. Vist our six indoor pavilions and don't forget to drop by and see our adorable Zoo babies including endangered animal species Siberian tigers, Prewalski's foals, and snow leopards. Learn about your favourite animals with our daily Keeper Talks. Special events and promotions throughout the year*. *Seasonal schedules apply. Special events subject to change without notice.

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Excellent Zoo

It's a great zoo with lots of excellent exhibits. It's quite large so be ready to walk a lot and get some exercise. Panda exhibit was a blast with the kids. A must visit if you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A popular place for young and old. Outdoor and indoor animals. A great family event. You will need a car to access Toronto Zoo. Parking available on premises. Unsure of the cost.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a great zoo with lots of excellent exhibits. It's quite large so be ready to walk a lot and get some exercise. Panda exhibit was a blast with the kids. A must visit if you are in Toronto for a visit or otherwise.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The zoo is huge and you need more than one day to visit all animals. We did half but the highlihgts are the Pandas andn the Polar bear. We were impressed by the number of puppies from many animals.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Having been to a variety of zoos, this one stands out as the best, even compared to the San Diego zoo which often gets top billing because it is in the USA. This one has good exhibits and is informative.

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Cannington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Avoid holidays, pa days and the such. I find going closer to the end of the day, there are less crowds, and you can actually see animals like the Panda! We love going, we really enjoyed using the tram this past summer, and are looking forward to our first winter trip!

Thank Bobbie I
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It is a very big place you will need the whole day to visit the zoo. The panda is a must see. The polar bear as well as I'm a fan of it. Plan your visit well especially when you have kids. Bring small snacks and water as you will be thirsty when you walk around the zoo especially in... More 

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Utica, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was the first zoo we ever took our daughter to (she was was 5 months old) so it'll always be a special place for us. It's a nice zoo. Very well kept. The only thing is there was a ridiculous line for the giant panda exhibit so we decided not to do that. Other than that we had a... More 

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I been their with my friends in 2016, fun trips. I can't stop looking at the panda, they are adorable and cute! Personally, really don't like the frog kind of animal, so did not been to that room! Overall, fun!

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been here a few times and I really prefer smaller zoos. I love the Elmvale zoo. There is so much walking and the barriers are so over done.

Thank Megan C
Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been spoiled by living near this zoo for over 40 years. Didn't realize how phenomenal this zoo was until visiting other zoos in the United States and elsewhere in Canada. It seems expensive but you can find discounted passes online. Put aside some cash for parking too. Recommend this for adults and kids if all ages. You are allowed... More 

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