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Toronto Zoo

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Canada - Ontario - Toronto

Institution Code: TOROZ

International Agenda Registration: Yes

BGCI Member: Yes

Main Address:
Toronto Zoo
361A Old Finch Avenue
Ontario M1B 5K7 Canada

Telephone: (416) 392-5901
Fax: (416) 392-4979
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: John Tracogna, CEO
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Elizabeth Heighington, Curatorial Gardener
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 15
    Educational Staff Number:
    Research Staff Number:
    Administration Staff Number:

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Zoological Institution
  • Date founded: 1973
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
  • Latitude: 43.82046
    Longitude: -79.18001
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Tropical plants including palms, orchids, bromeliads. Native species.

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes