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 looks to raise sustainable funding from individuals, corporations and local businesses to enhance and sustain the Zoo.

The goal for the 2016 Honey Match Initiative was to raise $70,000 by June 30th, 2016 to improve the Llama Pen. The funds raised by individual and corporate donations towards this initiative (up to $35,000) were matched thanks to the  generous support of the Honey Family Foundation ($20,000 contribution) and the Griggs Family Foundation ($15,000 contribution).

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.

The Zoo is open every day from 7:00 am to dusk.  The Llama Pen is open weekends and statutory holidays allowing visitors to feed and pet the llamas from 11:30 am to 2:00 pm 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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Donations to support High Park Zoo can be made through Toronto Parks and Trees Foundation online, onsite or by mail. Online: www.torontoparksandtrees.ca
Onsite: Donation Stations in High Park are 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, wallabies, emus and sheep.

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Upcoming events

  • 30 Mar 2019

    Earth Hour Walk

    Please join Friends of High Park Zoo and Green 13 on Saturday, March 30 for their Earth Hour Walk through…


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Join us at 8 pm in the Grenadier Restaurant for some hot chocolate before the walk which starts at 8:30 pm.Take a walk on the wild side to celebrate #earthHour! Join Friends of High Park Zoo and Green 13 on Sat March 30th for an amazing walk through High Park Zoo. Bring a lantern! www.green13toronto.org/event/earth-hour-walk-high-park-zoo ... See MoreSee Less

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Mark your calendars and join us on Saturday, March 30 for our Earth Hour Walk through High Park Zoo. Join us and Green 13 at the Grenadier Restaurant at 8 pm for some hot chocolate before the walk starts at 8:30. ... See MoreSee Less

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