Growing Great Places Together

Toronto Zoo, Ontario
2024 National Special Attractions

The Toronto Zoo’s mission is to connect people, animals and conservation science to fight extinction and our vision is a world where wildlife and wild spaces thrive. 

An iconic tourist attraction and Conservation organization, the Toronto Zoo boasts a number of leading programs for helping wildlife and their natural habitats – from species reintroduction to reproductive research. A world-class educational centre for people of all ages, the Toronto Zoo is open every day including December 25 and attracts approximately 1.3 million guests each year.

Toronto Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA). The Zoo has also achieved the Canadian Council on Animal Care (CCAC) Certificate of Good Animal Practice® and is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). 

Toronto Zoo Horticulture plays an active role in supporting these initiatives and protecting natural areas on the zoo’s 542 acres of property. Engaging in re-naturalization projects on the zoo grounds helps lead to habitat recovery for the fauna and flora that call the Rouge River valley home. Helping wild spaces thrive is not where this team stops. Toronto Zoo horticulture maintains Canada’s largest indoor tropical collection, ensures the health of one hectare of perennial displays, designs and maintains one half hectare of seasonal floral displays, spring, through fall, along with providing suitable plant material to our animals for nutrition, enrichment, and overall animal wellbeing.