Come Join Adopt-A-Pond at 2 Great Events! Happing at the Toronto Zoo this Weekend 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Zoo Closes at 6pm!

Earth-Day- 2014 Earth Day Celebrations and Farmers’ Market

Saturday, April 26th and Sunday, April 27th

Earthday Event 10am – 4:30 pm

Rain Barrel Sale 10am to 4:30pm

Framer’s Market 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Zoo Hours 9:30 am to 6pm


Earth Day

This year the Toronto Zoo is themeing its annual Earth Day celebrations All Things Local. Join us for two days where we demonstrate how supporting local food suppliers and leaders in conservation can help to save and protect the planet. Learn from environmental and conservation organizations about the local projects you can participate in to help habitats, Ontario’s bio-diversity and how to protect species in your own back yard. Why not kick start Ontario’s growing season’s bounty by purchasing locally grown produce from local farmers at the Toronto Zoo’s 2014 Earth Day Farmers’ Market? Bring your reusable shopping backs and CASH only sales!

Visit the award winning Tundra Trek to meet members of Toronto’s conservation organizations working towards a healthier planet. Take part in Earth Day themed games or create something to help animals with partners and eco-exhibitors such as Toronto Zoo’s Adopt-a-Pond and Great Lakes Programs, Earth Day® Canada, Parks Canada and Rouge Park, ZooShare and Polar Bear International.

Framers Market

On your way out, visit Toronto Zoo’s 2014 Earth Day Farmers’ Market. Local farmers will be onsite with locally grown produce and environmentally friendly products made right here in Ontario’s Greenbelt. Speak with farmers themselves to learn about what Ontario has to offer, how you can reduce your carbon footprint by buying locally grown foods and how close these farms are located to your front door.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAToronto Zoo’s Annual Rain Barrel Sale

Save money on your water bill and support Zoo conservation initiatives by pre-ordering your Rain Barrel today. A rain barrel is a water tank which is used to collect and store rain water for reuse, such as watering gardens. Partnering with, Toronto Zoo reinforces its mission to promote the importance of biodiversity, the impacts of water shortages on all life and the importance of the 3 Green R’s (Reduce/Reuse/Recycle). Visit today to order your rainbarrel and accessories for pick up at the Zoo on Saturday April 26th and Sunday, April 27th. Please note that payment available only online when you pre-order.


Teachers’ Day

 Sunday, April 27, 2014


Teachers’ Day with Earthday Events 10am – 4:30 pm

Rain Barrel Sale 10am to 4:30pm

Framer’s Market 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Zoo Hours 9:30 am to 6pm

Visit our education booths in the main courtyard to learn more about the school programs and teacher resources available, as well as upcoming events at the Zoo.

 *Pre-registration is mandatory for this event. HERE

Teachers receive free admission to the Zoo for themselves and one guest. Additional guests are welcome, but are subject to general admission rates. To save time, tickets for these guests, as well as parking passes ($10 per vehicle) can be purchased online.

Please note that for this teacher appreciation event, ‘teachers’ are considered:

  • Teachers currently certified by the Ontario College of Teachers

  • Early Childhood Educators, Child and Youth Workers, and Educational Assistants currently working in a school setting

  • Graduating Teacher Candidates

If you have general questions about Teachers’ Day or the Toronto Zoo, please call Guest Services at 416-392-5929. For questions about whether you are eligible to register, please email