Friends of High Park Zoo kicks off second ‘match campaign’ with help from Honey Family Foundation

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Friends of High Park Zoo kicks off second ‘match campaign’ with help from Honey Family Foundation March 5, 2014 Bloor West Villager By Lisa Rainford Friends of High Park Zoo has launched its 2014 fundraising match campaign with help from the Honey Family Foundation. Since the zoo’s funding was restored at the end of January, […]

High Park Zoo gets city funding restored in 2014 Toronto budget

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High Park Zoo gets city funding restored in 2014 Toronto budget More than 24,300 signatures presented in petitions offering support January 31, 2014 Bloor West Villager By Lisa Rainford Toronto city council officially reinstated the High Park Zoo’s annual operating cost of $228,000 when it finalized the 2014 budget Thursday, Jan. 30. Calling council’s decision […]

Friends of High Park Zoo propose public-private partnership at city budget committee

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Friends of High Park Zoo propose public-private partnership at city budget committee December 2, 2013 Bloor West Villager By Lisa Rainford Friends of High Park Zoo has submitted a proposal to the city’s budget committee to create a public-private partnership model to ensure the zoo remains open for years to come. The group is proposing […]

What Does the City’s 2014 Budget Mean for the High Park Zoo?

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What Does the City’s 2014 Budget Mean for the High Park Zoo? The fate of the 120-year-old zoo remains uncertain. December 2, 2013 By Sarah Sweet, Torontoist A Highland calf. Photo from the Friends of High Park Zoo Facebook page. There have been animals at High Park since 1893, when a group of deer was […]

ZOOMER THE WALLABY IS OFFICIALLY NAMED AT TORONTO’S HIGH PARK ZOO

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ZOOMER THE WALLABY IS OFFICIALLY NAMED AT TORONTO’S HIGH PARK ZOO Posted on October 28, 2013 by Jane Brown A baby wallaby at Toronto’s High Park Zoo has officially been named Zoomer after Moses Znaimer’s company ZoomerMedia. “We’ll come and visit her regularly,” said Moses at Sunday’s naming ceremony, “I can see her on a […]

‘A fair and just society must protect the animals who live among us’: Ontario to create animal welfare ‘special investigations unit’

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‘A fair and just society must protect the animals who live among us’: Ontario to create animal welfare ‘special investigations unit’ National Post Peter Kuitenbrouwer | 25/10/13 | Last Updated: 25/10/13 6:29 PM ET The Ontario government will give $5.5-million a year to the Ontario SPCA to create a “special investigations unit that will lead […]

Ontario brings in sweeping changes to protect animals

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Ontario brings in sweeping changes to protect animals Ospca gets more power and money, zoos and aquariums will get inspected twice a year By: Linda Diebel Canada, Politics Liam Casey, Published on Fri Oct 25 2013 The province has introduced sweeping reforms to protect animal welfare in Ontario. Changes, revealed Friday morning by the Star, […]

Province announces more money to help animals at High Park Zoo

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Province announces more money to help animals at High Park Zoo Bloor West Villager By LISA RAINFORD As the llamas and geese at High Park Zoo looked on, the minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services announced the government is taking significant action to enhance animal welfare during a press conference Friday, Oct. 25. “I’m […]

Ontario to toughen enforcement of animal welfare laws

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Ontario to toughen enforcement of animal welfare laws The Canadian Press Published Friday, October 25, 2013 11:29AM EDT Last Updated Friday, October 25, 2013 3:24PM EDT TORONTO — Ontario will spend $5.5 million a year to toughen enforcement of animal welfare laws, crack down on puppy and kitten mills and improve care for marine mammals […]

Cheer on marathon runners in support of High Park Zoo

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Cheer on marathon runners in support of High Park Zoo Bloor West Villager Friends of High Park Zoo invite you to help cheer on runners participating in this weekend’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon as part of its 120th anniversary. Situated at Ellis Avenue and Lakeshore Boulevard at the 13-kilometre mark of the race, the cheering […]