Friends of High Park Zoo

FHPZ Launches I Love High Park Zoo Video

Friends of High Park Zoo has launched I Love High Park Zoo, a video that captures the unique spirit of the zoo. Directed by Simone Stock, Vice Chair of Friends of High Park Zoo, the video stars some of the animals and the families who love frequenting the oldest free zoo in North America. Check it out at

High Park Zoo has witnessed remarkable growth in popularity since it was literally saved from closure in 2012. High Park Zoo has seen record attendance growth up 38% from last year to 673,000* visitors in 2015. B This is in large part due to awareness generated by Friends of High Park Zoo and its many volunteers and partners.

Friends of High Park Zoo, in partnership with the City of Toronto, has also embarked on a Master Plan process which aims to plan capital and experience enhancements over the next several years while respecting the heritage of High Park Zoo. The draft Master Plan is scheduled to be presented at a public meeting held at the Forest School in High Park on Wednesday December 16th from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. All are welcome.

* Figures are year-to-date to October 27th 2015 versus the same period in 2014.

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Cheer with Us at the Scotiabank Marathon


Neighbourhood Charity & Sponsoring Group – Sunday October 19, 2014

bFriends of High Park Zoo Welcome Youb






Friends of High Park Zoo on behalf of the neighbourhood of Swansea-Bloor West Village-High Park welcome runners from across Toronto, Canada and the world. When you reach our cheering station you will be at the Western most point on the route and we will be cheering you on like the party banimalsb that we are!

Friends of High Park Zoo invites everyone to celebrate the Zoobs 121st year with us by cheering runners at the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon. Webre proud to participate b join us on race day!B Funds raised by our Marathon Champions will be used in support of the Zoo.

For more details visit:B B

Donations to support High Park Zoo can be made online:B


Ellis Ave. & Lakeshore Bldv., at 13k

Come out and join in the cheering fun at the actual event on October 19th at the bottom of Ellis Ave. & Lakeshore Blvd. at 13k, 8:45 am – 11:15 am on the morning of the race.

Scotia map with location

Features ForB 2014:

Friends of High Park Zoobs cheering station will have a DJ, live entertainment and refreshments.

Itbs a great place for families and friends to celebrate a Toronto tradition and cheer the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon runners on!

Cheer runners from:

8:45 am to 11:15 am

Our Neighbourhood Champions 2014:

Bridget Burns

Charles Jewell

Sean Russell

Mike Hassan

To pledge a donationB on one ofB our runners, visit:B B

Our 2014 Sponsors & Supporters

Interested in sponsoring Friends of High Park Zoo?B For more information, click:B B


EmuB Sponsors

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HighPark Org

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Deloitte Impact Day at High Park Zoo

On Friday October 3rd,B thousands of Deloitte Canada employees from coast to coast volunteered with a variety of charity projectsB across the country.B A team of 15 ambitious Deloitte employees volunteered their day to helpB Friends of High Park ZooB enhance our Marketing & Fundraising Strategy with a specific focus on Community Engagement & Social Media awareness.

Thanks to all the great ideas, innovative insights and time commitment in helping the FoHPZ support and enhance the zoo experience.


Deloitte Impact Day with Friends of High Park Zoo

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