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Review of Toronto Zoo

Toronto Zoo
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Toronto CityPASS
Ranked #16 of 500 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Montreal, Canada
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“We keep going back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

There is no better place to take your kids for a day. In season, we always make a point of taking our grandchildren to the Toronto Zoo when we go to visit them in Toronto. They LOVE seeing all the animals and learning so much about them. My wife and I love seeing them enjoy all the pavilions. They get a full day of fun and the day just flies. If the kids are stroller-size, don't forget it at home. The facilities are huge and they will need it. Don't be surprised if the kids fall asleep in the car on the way home. They will have earned it.

Visited April 2013
Thank Jeff G
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Whitby, Canada
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“Quick foods”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is handy while at the zoo. Reasonably priced fast food. It is what you pay for for fast food and o.k. for an outing.

Visited July 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“An all season zoo!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2013

Visited the zoo last month under a 'day light minus temperature' weather. Overall it was a wonderful experience. Five great points about the zoo:

1) Accessibility - About 15 minutes drive from Scarborough. If you take public transit, it will cost you only CA$6. However, a taxi will cost you more, ranging from CA$30-40, depending on the traffic.

2) Entry fee is CA$ 20 for adults which is reasonable for the amount of time you can spend inside the zoo. They provide you with an attractive zoo map.

3) Restrooms, Souvenirs and food available inside.

4) Sign boards are excellent. Paved ways throughout. The division based on continental identity of the animals is educating as well as entertaining.

And finally,

5) Toronto Zoo is an all season zoo!

Although some animals were not on display due to the extreme temperature, I enjoyed my visit completely. I only wished there had been zoo keepers available (they are only available at fixed times) for information and useful talks.

Visited February 2013
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Toronto, Canada
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“See the animals up close and walk through the wooded paths”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

We went on a chilly afternoon with the kids (4 and 6) and the grandparents. The Canadian Domain (a Km trek) was closed, and some animals were too cold to be outside, so we were able to see about 80% of the zoo in about 4 hours. A lot of walking for little feet, but there are strollers and wagons for rent. We all loved seeing the animals, most of them very close - the lions were staring at us through a glass window (but they have a lot of space to run). The pavilions gave us a warm break from the wind outside. On the expensive side, but the money is used to sustain a humane living space for the animals... We visit every year or two and the kids get more out of the outing every visit. In the summer, the kids enjoy the splashpad and camel rides.

Visited March 2013
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“Always a great time - rain, snow, wind or sun!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 3, 2013

The Toronto Zoo is simply an amazing place. I go as often as I can and I encourage everyone to also. There are so many animals in beautiful enclosures to see. Various paths lead you through different areas of the world. I've been there during snow storms, rain storms, the middle of July and it is always fun. It's a great walking day too, and gives your legs a nice work out. From the Tudra Trek all the way over to the Indo-Malaysian pavilion you see all different types of animals doing all different types of things.

Visited March 2013
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