In the Spotlight:
Toronto Zoo

Connecting people, animals and conservation science since 1974.

Plan your visit to Canada’s largest zoo and purchase your timed-entry ticket online. Your new zoo experience includes a new walking map, exclusive one-of-a-kind tours and a drive-thru safari (both booked separately). All members and guests must pre-book their visits.

Discover animals from all around the world

The Toronto Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals can be seen indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments, where you’ll need a mask or face covering.

Plan your visit to the Toronto Zoo

Plan your Zoo Walk-Thru before you arrive with this new map. One-way routes throughout the Zoo will allow you to see many of your favourite animals with plenty of space for physical distancing. Learn more about updated safety measures when you plan your visit on the Toronto Zoo website.

While much of the zoo is outdoors, face coverings are required inside the buildings. This includes African Rainforest Pavilion, Australasia Pavilion, Indo-Malaya Pavilion, Giraffe House, gift shops, the Membership Building, washrooms and restaurants.

You can also book drive-thru visits with the zoo’s Scenic Safari. See the animals from a whole new perspective using staff-only roads, normally closed to visitors. Take a tour from the comfort of your own car with zookeeper commentary to learn about the animals as you drive along—even through the lion caves!

polar bear swimming at Toronto Zoo
Find polar bears at the Toronto Zoo—or adopt one too!

NEW! Wild Encounters 

One-of-a-kind tours will take you behind-the-scenes to experience some of the animals and habitats up close. Book your Wild Encounters today!

Support wildlife preservation

Wildlife preservation is a hot topic and the Toronto Zoo offers great tips and research about fighting extinction, like adopting your very own zoo animal! The Toronto Zoo also participates in many conservation initiatives including captive breeding and reintroduction, habitat and species research and much more.

Bringing the Zoo to you

Let staff bring the Zoo to You with activities and other resources that make learning fun for the kids and easier for you. Enrol youngsters in the online Zoo School, bring exploration, conservation and adventure right into your living room on interactive virtual field trips with Exploring By the Seat of Your Pants, and more.

You can get up close and personal with the animals and zoo keepers without leaving your couch. Have burning questions for the zookeepers? Ask away during the daily interactive live streams and spend some time learning about the animal of the day from different parts of the zoo.

How to get to the Toronto Zoo

  • By Car: Take highway 401 East or West to Meadowvale Road and go north on Meadowvale Road following directional signs to the Toronto Zoo.

  • By TTC: Take the 86A Bus from Kennedy Station during the summer or the 85 Sheppard East bus from Don Mills Station and Rogue Hill GO station.

  • By GO Train: Take the TTC 85 Sheppard East bus from the Rogue Hill GO station.

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