Re: High Park Movement Strategy
Friends of High Park Zoo (FHPZ) has been hearing from those wanting to visit the Zoo on weekends but are finding the park closed to vehicles. Often, they have left and not been able to visit the animals.
FHPZ endeavours to provide events and programs that are accessible to everyone. It has been our experience that, with the park closed to vehicles on weekends, this is not possible. We have had to cancel some planned events due to not having access for our volunteers to bring in the needed supplies.
FHPZ does not support complete road closures in High Park on the weekends as this restricts access for many people.
The City of Toronto is hosting an online survey that runs until Friday, August 19th. This provides some options for controlling the traffic in the park from eliminating vehicles completely to opening the park up to vehicles as it was before April 2020 when the city first prohibited vehicles on weekends. Please feel free to provide your input.
There is also a petition asking the City of Toronto to reopen the park to vehicles. Please feel free to sign the petition and leave a comment. These comments are being provided to City of Toronto staff.
Current Hours and Gate Access
May, 2022 – Our current opening hours are 9:00 am – 7:00 pm.
The Zoo can be accessed via both the north gate and the east gate.
COVID social distancing guidelines remain in effect: please keep a 2 metre distance from other visitors and zoo workers to allow them to perform their work safely.