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.