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Enjoyable day out
The first thing we did when we got to Toronto was go to the zoo and I'm glad we did this first as we spent all day there and walked for miles. It is certainly the largest zoo we have visited and we have been to a few. There is about every type of animal you can think of here. The zoo is well spaced out and the enclosures are large so that the animals have enough room.
Our highlights were the Snow Leopard, Red Panda and Moose.
This is a great day out for all members of the family. It is also available with the Citypass which makes it a cheap day too.
We used public transport to get from downtown Toronto and it took about 1 hour 15 minutes as we had to change buses but don't worry you won't get lost.
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Metro Toronto ZOO Look at...
Metro Toronto ZOO
Look at the staring monkey!! sad, sad...all they do is walk around and think - Hey, you! Human! Whatta @#^* you staring at??!!~ and there we are at the other end staring.... Well, it's worth a visit! I trust the MT Zoo staff takes good care of the animals and they are provided much more space and toys than most Zoo's I've seen in my life...so enjoy!
METRO TORONTO ZOO
This is a great zoo with different pavillions showing the different parts of the world. They are: Africa, Africa Savannah, Americas, Australasia, Erurasia, Indomalaya, and Canadian Domain. My favourite is the Africa pavillion with the meerkats, they're so cute!
We received the pic shown in a press kit, I didn't take the pic but was allowed to use it.
They are two baby polar bears that were orphaned, named Aurora and Nakita, however they've now moved on to different zoos. There are still other polar bears though!
There's a children's water play area that is very busy, it's called Splash Zone. There's also a waterside outdoor Theatre where you and your family called watch an animal show.
Feel like going for a camel or pony ride? This is the place to do it. It's $5 for a camel ride and $4 for a pony ride. Sure way to thrill the kids.
If you don't feel like walking all over the Zoo, and it's quite large, there is a train that will take you to various parts of the zoo though you can't take wagons or strollers onboard.
Admission is $19 (so make the most of it and spend the day there) for 13-64 year olds. Children 4-12 are $11 admission and under 3 is free.
- Family Travel
Metropolitan Toronto Zoo
Have you been at the Zoo lately? Toronto Zoo is massive. And fun, even if you don't usually like to go to the zoo. Bring a camera, because there are a lot of excellent photo opportunities. And plan on spending the entire day. The place is BIG.
Toronto Zoo is home to animals and birds from around the world. Underwater exhibits include polar bears and otters, and the indoor zoo is home to pavillions such as Africa Pavillion, Malayan Woods, and Americas Pavillion. This year the new Gorilla Rainforest exhibit opened, which is the largest indoor gorilla exhibit in North America.
Toronto Zoo Meadowvale Rd. &...
Meadowvale Rd. & 401
Scarborough , M1B 5K7
Telephone: (416) 392-5900 , Fax: (416) 392-5863
This is where kids and adults become one and the same. Located in the forested region of northeast Toronto, the Zoo is home to animals and birds from all around the world. The animals are grouped according to geographical origin. Many have large open exhibits in which to roam, so bring a camera.
METRO TORONTO ZOO
This huge zoo is actually situated to the north of the city of Scarbourough (a suburb of Metro Toronto) where I was staying. We spent the best part of a day here although it was pretty hot so we spent a lot of time in the many indoor enclosures (climate controlled habitats) rather than outside. But there is heaps to see here and so many exotic animals (slightly more exotic and unusual than horses! that was the only decent photo I had though).
The zoo is so big (287 hectares) that they actually have a kind of train that you can take around the zoo and you can follow various marked roots if you are just walking around, depending how much time you have.
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If you are interested in animals this is an excellent zoo. The exhibits are the best I've ever seen, the pens are huge and as natural as possible. Plan on spending at least 3 or 4 hours, if possible spend the whole day. Bring lots of water and sunscreen, and wear your walking shoes.
I just got back from a day at the zoo. My friend's kids had a P.D. (teacher's day off for PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT) What do you know? The kids were able to get in for free and there was no charge for parking !!! Take advantage if you can.
Great day out
This is a great zoo and well worth a visit.
Bit outside the city but you can get a bus there and back.
By TTC The TTC operates two bus routes to the Toronto Zoo, from four rapid transit stations. At the Zoo, all TTC buses serve a bus stop conveniently located close to the main entrance.
The 86A Scarborough bus route operates to the Zoo from Kennedy Station every day during the summer. Buses run from about 6am to 8pm. After Labour Day, 86A Scarborough buses operate to the Zoo from Monday to Friday only.
The 85 Sheppard East bus route operates to the Zoo from Don Mills Station and Rouge Hill GO Station on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. 85A "Via Toronto Zoo" and 85B "To Toronto Zoo" buses serve the Zoo directly, from about 7am to 8pm. Other 85 Sheppard East buses serve the Sheppard Avenue/Meadowvale Road intersection, where customers can transfer to 86A Scarborough buses for the short trip into the Zoo.
visit the TTC at www.ttc.ca
- Family Travel
a Bit Expensive, but very big
the zoo is a tad expensive, however it is a very big zoo. it has very good south east asia exhibits. its australian exhibits are also very good. it is hard to get lost, as there are many signs, and you get a good map at the entrance.
best time to visit is october and november, when the animals are out and walking about, instead of lazing around.
Animals: The Zoo has over 5,000 animals representing over 460 species.
Attendance: Approximately 1.2 million visitors per year.
Walking trails: There are over 10 km (6 miles) of walking trails.
Size: 287 hectares (710 acres). The Metro Toronto Zoo is the world's 3rd largest zoo.
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One of the best zoos anywhere
What a great zoo. Good layout allows for a good half day or a whole day experience. Even includes a water play area for the kids to splash around in (they will probably need swimsuits for this). Great exhibits, and even a place to walk through a habitat (no walls/fences). Bought our CityPass here, and then used it at OSC, CN, and Casa Loma.
Lions and tigers and monorails -- oh, my!
Located in the Scarborough part of town, northeast of Downtown, the Metro Toronto Zoo is the largest zoo I have ever seen. In fact, my family and I only had time to see about a quarter of it when we were there. Divided into the regions of the world, the zoo offers just about any animal you can imagine. The zoo is so big that it even has its own monorail, in addition to the train typically found in zoos.
- Family Travel
one really unique and amazing zoo
this zoo has it all! from endangered animals you never even heard of right now to the common road crossing squirl, this place has more animals then kids visting.
there are several restraunts, employees, maps, and station full of information, that you will never get bored or lost.
your kids will love the underwater exhibits where you can see animals underwater like polar bears and dolphins.
this is deffinitly for the family day trip or a class fieldtrip, go and enjoy
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