One of the great things about buying a condo in Toronto is that you'll have access to a lot more attractions than you would if you lived in one of the suburbs or a small town. A favorite among Toronto kids (and plenty of adults, too!) is the Toronto Zoo. If you're curious about what you will find there, how to get there, how much it costs, or what sort of programs you may be able to take part in, this article should give you an overview of what the zoo has to offer.
Who will you see at the zoo? There are over 5,000 animals in residence representing more than 450 different animal species. The animals are separated into various habitats depending on whether they'd be happier in Toronto type weather or the steamy jungle. Some of the more popular animals you can see at the Toronto zoo include penguins, polar beard, giraffes, elephants, lions, gorillas, rhinoceros, meerkats, cheetahs, zebras, hippos, kangaroos, and dozens and dozens of brightly colored birds. Arrive at the right time and you can see them being fed!
If you want more from the zoo than just a visit, your company could sponsor a tour or workshop for a group of students. The Zoo School program offers grade 11 students a biology credit. There are also camps for kids as young as four right through to adult aged participants. In addition to its regular programs, the zoo also hosts special events such as birthday parties for its most poplar animals, holiday parties, pancake breakfasts, parent child programs, and awareness days.
If you would like to get involved with the zoo, you can sign up to be a volunteer. Volunteers get free admission and help to educate kids and promote the zoo. You can also help the zoo by renting its facilities for your work events and birthday parties. You can get the zoo to cater your event or bring your own caterer. Picnics, wedding receptions, team building seminars, meetings, guided tours, and reunions are all popular ways to use zoo facilities.
To get to the Toronto Zoo, you can use public transit or drive. The zoo is located in the Rouge Valley and contains over 10km of trails, so wear your walking shoes. There are several rides, a playground, restaurants, and a gift shop where you can buy animal art, which you should visit before you leave. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for children.