Life in Toronto’s High Park, a city unto itself


It isn’t the landscaped space that makes a park a glorious place, it is the work and activity and passion of everyday citizens. Take the west end’s beloved High Park, where this essential truth comes to life all around you. By: Edward Keenan Columnist, Published on Sun Jul 12 2015 Earlier this year, I was […]

Toronto peacock back at High Park Zoo


Toronto peacock back at High Park Zoo Bird returns zoo after a long weekend out on the town. Vince Talotta / Toronto Star file photo The High Park Zoo says the Toronto peacock has returned to the zoo, and is currently in the bison pen. By: Sean Wetselaar Staff Reporter, Published on Wed Jun 03 […]

City to set up feeding stations in local parks to attract High Park peacock


City to set up feeding stations in local parks to attract High Park peacock The Canadian Press Published Monday, June 1, 2015 4:36PM EDT TORONTO – Staff with the city of Toronto are planning to set out feeding stations in local parks to attract a peacock that’s been on the loose for days. The colourful […]

Runaway peacock still on the loose in Toronto’s west end

CTV news

Kendra Mangione, Writer @kendramangione Published Friday, May 29, 2015 9:07AM EDT Last Updated Friday, May 29, 2015 9:52PM EDT A peacock that escaped a west-end Toronto zoo earlier this week remains on the loose after it was spotted in the Parkdale neighbourhood Friday afternoon. CTV Toronto videographer Tom Podolec found the feathered fugitive near […]

What High Park used to look like in Toronto


Posted by Chris Bateman / May 3, 2015 Just shy of 400 acres, High Park is among Toronto’s largest downtown green spaces. The gently undulating landscape is home to a river, a lake, a zoo, a famous grove of Japanese cherry trees, even a historic homestead complete with the tomb of its former owners. Those […]

5 weird Guinness records set at Toronto’s Waterfront Marathon


Link: By: Published on Mon Oct 20 2014 Among the other feats of human achievement, runners set five Guinness World Records at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon on Sunday. 1. Lindsay Santagato set the record for fastest marathon (female) in a firefighter’s uniform, at 5:38:51. This was her third marathon and first record. Santagato, 21, is a volunteer firefighter and […]

Runner hopes to break world record for fastest time in costume at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon


Link here:    Bloor West Villager By  Lisa Rainford Avid marathon runner Bridget Burns is aiming for yet another Guinness World Record. Running in support of the High Park Zoo during the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Sunday, Oct. 19, the 32-year old local resident will be wearing a zoo-keeper uniform and will be carrying a […]

Reindeer vs. Reporter: See what happens

Chrissy Van from the Weather Network visited High Park Zoo on August 29, 2014. Click here to see the video of Chrissy Van with Noel the reindeer!

Run in support of High Park Zoo during this year’s Scotiabank marathon


July 11, 204: Bloor West Villager By  Lisa Rainford The Friends of High Park Zoo is looking for a few good runners (or not-so-good runners). The group is seeking runners in this year’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon to run and fundraise in the name of animals that call the zoo home. Consider this: the Toronto Zoo […]

Victoria Day Weekend at High Park Zoo

High Park Zoo Llama Pen

 High Park Zoo’s Llama Pen will be open on Victoria Day weekend, including Monday May 19th from 11am to 2pm to allow the public to interact directly with the llamas, capybaras, rabbit and baby chicks at High Park Zoo. Visitors can feed and pet the llamas, and kids can color in the craft area at […]