ABOUT FHPZ

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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VISION, MISSION, VALUES

 

VISION
To ensure there is always a free community zoo in High Park for families to enjoy.
MISSION
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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DONATE
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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ABOUT HIGH PARK ZOO

 

ABOUT
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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It is a beautiful way to see the fall colours in the park ... See MoreSee Less

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2 days ago

Friends of High Park Zoo

What a treat it was to meet Chris the zookeeper at High Park today and be introduced to the llamas. We envied their fur coats but quickly warmed up as we tethered the eleven females for their morning walk - their 122 of the year :-). There was Pepper, Luna, Chiquita, Salsa and seven more llamas who enjoyed their park stroll..and worked up an appetite. After KEYS fed the llamas it was time for our lunch and a hot chocolate at the Grenadier. THANKS Chris and zookeepers – we’ll be back soon as Friends of High Park Zoo! ... See MoreSee Less

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Friends of High Park Zoo

It was wonderful to have you join one of our Llama Walks. We hope you had fun. ... See MoreSee Less

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