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    Cheer on Friends of High Park Zoo!

    On Sunday October 16, 2016 from 8:45 am to 11:15 am, Friends of High Park Zoo will host a cheering station for the Scotiabank Waterfront Marathon, where the Zoo’s neighbours and supporters can celebrate and cheer on the runners. Pledges made in support of High Park Zoo’s champion runners will support High Park Zoo and […]

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    Honey Match Update

    Honey Match Fundraiser FHPZ is excited to announce that our Honey Match fundraiser reached its goal! $40,000 will go towards improving Honey’s home. Thank you again to both the Honey Family and Griggs Family Foundations for their generous donations of $10,000 each in matching funds. Our final total and the winner of our art draw […]

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    Honey Match Fundraiser 2016

    Summer is heating up and so is our Honey Match fundraising initiative! All donations made by our July 17th deadline will be matched by the Honey Family and Griggs Family Foundations, up to a total of $20,000. Help us raise the funds we need to improve the Zoo and Honey’s home! Donations can be made […]

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    FHPZ Unveils Master Plan for High Park Zoo

    It Starts With A Plan, A Master Plan On Thursday January 28, 2016 at High Park Forest School following months of collaboration with our stakeholders, Friends of High Park Zoo unveiled its High Park Zoo Master Plan. Click here for more details Master Plan Page.    

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    High Park Zoo Master Plan Final Presentation

    One of North America’s oldest zoos, High Park Zoo, is planning a face lift and we want you to be a part of it. For over 120 years, the free admission High Park Zoo has been one of the jewels of Toronto. As part of the development of a new Master Plan for High Park […]

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    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 […]

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    Friends of High Park Zoo Announce Peacock Fundraising Initiative and Partnership with Local Artist To Raise Funds for the Zoo

    FHPZ Partners with visual artist Leanne Davies to reproduce High Park Zoo peacock artwork – Starry Night Flyer #Roncesvalles (2015) Postcards and Posters available at the Llama Pen (for a suggested donation of $1 and $3) Limited edition Giclée prints for sale (a portion of the proceeds donated to High Park Zoo) Meet Leanne in […]

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    NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING – High Park Zoo Master Plan

    Presentation & Round Table Discussion Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2015 7:00 to 8:30 PM Location: High Park Forest School, Colborne Lodge Drive, Toronto, ON   One of North America’s oldest zoos, High Park Zoo, is planning a face lift and we want you to be a part of it. For over 120 years, the free […]

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    New High Park Zoo Historical Exhibit

    Friends of High Park Zoo has installed a new exhibit to showcase the Zoo’s rich history, from the early days to present day. There are 18 pieces in total in three locations at the Zoo. Stop by for a visit to take a look!

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    Honey Match Update #2: THANK YOU, We Raised $70,000 for the Zoo

    THANK YOU!! The funds raised have been matched thanks to the generous support of the Honey Family Foundation and the Griggs Family Foundation.  Your donations will help refurbish the Llama Pen (Honey’s Home).

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 2015 Honey Match Initiative was to raise $70,000 by June 30th, 2015 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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FHPZ Unveils Master Plan for High Park Zoo

It Starts With A Plan, A Master Plan On Thursday January 28, 2016 at High Park Forest School following months of collaboration with our stakeholders, Friends of High Park Zoo unveiled its High Park Zoo Master Plan. Click here for more details Master Plan Page.    

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DSC_1476

High Park Zoo Master Plan Final Presentation

One of North America’s oldest zoos, High Park Zoo, is planning a face lift and we want you to be a part of it. For over 120 years, the free admission High Park Zoo has been one of the jewels of Toronto. As part of the development of a new Master Plan for High Park […]

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I Love 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 […]

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