NOTICE – Temporary Zoo Closure

As of March 16 High Park Zoo is closed to the public.  We do not have a reopen date at this time.  The zoo keepers are still working and looking after the animals.


Friends of High Park Zoo (FHPZ) was formed in 2012 to raise the necessary funds to ensure that the Zoo remained open in the wake of City budget cuts for the 2012 and 2013 operating years. With the City restoring operating funding in 2014, FHPZ now looks to raise sustainable funding from individuals, corporations and local businesses to enhance and sustain the Zoo.

Our goal for 2019/2020 is to ask each visitor to donate $2. With over 600,000 annual visitors, a small donation of 2$ will help the Friends raise over one million dollars! The funds will go towards our multi-phased Master Plan, the first project of which is to rebuild the llama and capybara buildings to provide more indoor space for the animals.

FHPZ is a registered not-for-profit corporation created expressly to generate support for High Park Zoo. FHPZ accepts donations directly and through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation, a registered charity.

Please check our calendar frequently for a list of special events at the Zoo. The Zoo is open every day from 7:00 a.m. to dusk. The Llama Pen is open to the public on weekends and statutory holidays, weather permitting, allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas from 12:00 p.m. (noon) to 2:00 p.m. beginning in April until the end of October.


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To ensure there is always a free community zoo in High Park for families to enjoy.
To enhance High Park Zoo for the benefit of all visitors by leading activities that engage the community, while promoting education, awareness and fundraising for the Zoo.

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For information on how to make donations that will support High Park Zoo, please visit our donation page.

There are also onsite Donation Stations in High Park located outside the Llama Pen and the Grenadier Café.


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Established in the 1893 for deer, the Zoo’s animal paddocks have always been a popular attraction. Today, over 120 years later, the Zoo’s eleven paddocks are home to a variety of animal species from around the world including bison, llamas, peacocks, reindeer, highland cattle, emus and sheep.

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Upcoming events

  • 26 Jul 2020

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Check our Facebook page for updates.
  • 02 Aug 2020

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Check our Facebook page for updates.
  • 03 Aug 2020

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm. Check our Facebook page for updates.
  • 09 Aug 2020

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm. Check our Facebook page for updates.

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