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

  • 28 Apr 2018

    Llama Pen Activities – Opening Day 2018!

    Join us April 28 for the first day of our Llama Pen activities for 2018! (weather dependent) The Llama Pen…
  • 29 Apr 2018

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.
  • 06 May 2018

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.
  • 13 May 2018

    Llama Pen

    Llama Pen Open (weather dependent) 11:30 am – 2:00 pm.


3 days ago

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This wild turkey was seen on Saturday along Dundas near Gilmore. This bird is not from the High Park Zoo. Hopefully it will find a safe place to ride out this storm.

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As if an ice storm in April wasn’t weird enough, we got a wild turkey walking through the #JunctionTO

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