Explore the Zoo
Spend Hours of Adventure and Fun at a World Class Zoo. Open Year Round!
Location:The Toronto Zoo is set in the beautiful Rouge Valley. The Main Entrance is located on Meadowvale Road, Toronto, north of Highway 401 (Exit #389 eastbound and westbound). The Zoo is accessible by car and public transit.
For T.T.C. information call (416) 393-4636 or visit ttc.ca.
For Go Transit call (416) 869-3200 or visit gotransit.com.
Animals:The Zoo has over 5,000 animals representing over 500 species.
Walking trails:There are over 10 km (six miles) of walking trails.
Size:287 hectares (710 acres). One of the largest zoos in the world.
Discovery Zone*:Explore the Discovery Zone, featuring the Kids Zoo, a dynamic, interactive children's wildlife experience, Splash Island, an exciting two-acre water play area and the Waterside Theatre, home of exciting family entertainment.
Gift Shops*:There are seven gift shops and kiosks located throughout the Zoo site.
Exhibits and Layout:The Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels.
Rides:There are four (4) rides: zoomobile, conservation carousel, camels and ponies.
Must Sees:Visit the incredible 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring an amazing 5-acre Polar bear habitat complete with underwater viewing area, the Gorilla Rainforest home to our Western Lowland Gorilla troop and newest addition Nassir, the Great Barrier Reef, and Discovery Zone* featuring Kids Zoo, Splash Island and Waterside Theatre.
Guest Services:Strollers, wagons and lockers are available to rent at the Main Entrance. Wheelchairs are available at no cost. ATM bank machines are located outside the Main Entrance and in the Africa Restaurant.
*Seasonal and subject to change without notice.