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Toronto Zoo

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

The Toronto Zoo is a living centre for education and science, committed to...

The Toronto Zoo is a living centre for education and science, committed to providing compelling guest experiences and inspiring passion to protect wildlife and habitats. Did you know that your admission into Canada's premier Zoo helps support the over 5,000 animals? In addition to having award-winning outdoor and indoor exhibits, education programs, special events, daily Keeper Talks and the Discovery Zone*, the Toronto Zoo is home to Canada's only giant pandas! Don't forget to visit with Da Mao, Er Shun and her dynamic cubs-Jia Panpan and Jia Yeuyeu-before they depart March 2018. To help plan your day please visit our website and we look forward to seeing you very soon! *Seasonal schedules apply. Special events subject to change without notice.

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To big to see everything

I'm going to start by saying the Toronto Zoo was definitely worth the trip....even though this review is going to mostly be negative...that being said, I loved every minute at... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My family and I attended the zoo today however where were the animals?!! I understand that it is 'Winter' and it is cold but there should be some expectation put forth on the website to outline what exhibits or animals are present. We did go with the intentions to see the Panda bears and was successful, the lines were small,... More 

Thank Mandy W
Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was a beautiful Family Day weekend and we decided to visit the zoo without kids. The goal was to walk and enjoy the sights which we did. We purchased tickets online however there was a wait of approx 15 mins to get in. There was no problem finding parking and I love the fact you can bring your own... More 

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Awesome Experience...Went to visit Toronto Zoo for the first time...with 18 months old son....started at 11 and finished at closing time of 4.30 pm...nice weather ...you get strollers at entry....must take cos it is open and wide and allows children to see all attractions without getting tired....cos there is lot of walking to be done approx 10 kms ...we returned... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm going to start by saying the Toronto Zoo was definitely worth the trip....even though this review is going to mostly be negative...that being said, I loved every minute at this zoo, all the animals were friendly and aside from a shy (or sleepy) orangatang, we saw most of the animals. I'm not going to post any positives about the... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Nestled on the Rouge valley east of the city. Lots of animals to see here and plan on lots of walking and 3-5 hours of time. The big Grizzley bear was one of my favs don't miss him.

Thank Alex M
Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

a little pricey if you don't have a membership, being we did have one, it was great , I recommend a membership , pays for itself after 2 visits

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although the journey from Downtown to get to the zoo was cumbersome (subway + 2 buses), it was very much worth it! The animal exhibits allowed you to view all the animals, we saw animals we had never before seen ie the polar bear and panda bear, and the whole zoo was organised into well defined zones, which was easy... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

My family visited out of town with children and we took them day trip to zoo and we all loved. It's nicely managed and there are lots to see. Just give your self enough time to see everything.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Even though it was a cold winter day it was fun to return to the zoo after many, many years. The nice thing about visiting the zoo on a cold winter's day is that it is quiet and you get to enjoy each exhibit and pavilion to its fullest. The interactive Panda exhibit was informative and fun. We spent 4... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I have been to the zoo numerous times. Both with young children and with teenagers. We have always had an amazing time. The animals are great to see and the zoo itself is awesome. Definitely worth the trip!

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