The Toronto City Council has recently approved a border expansion for the Toronto Zoo. The new plan will allow the zoo to add new features and support future needs. The zoo will be expanding into areas that were previously controlled by the city and the Region Conservation Authority.
One of the main reason for the expansion is to create space for the zoo to breed and grow feed for the animals. However, the plan has lots of bonuses for guests as well.
The expansion is a part of the Toronto Zoo’s 2015-2020 strategic plan which includes the Carolinian Forest. The addition will allow “free-ranging plants and animals that make their home in the Rouge River valley make their presence felt to all Zoo visitors.”
As part of the Carolinian Forest will be the “Raven’s Roost” which includes dining and facilities for families and groups to spend the night. The luxury treetop cabins will offer views of the Rogue Valley.
There will be an accessible boardwalk that will wind its way through the Carolinian Forest and Reven’s Roost offering guests a birds-eye view of the park below. The construction will include new outdoor activities like a zip-line and an eco-adventure trekking tour.
The significant developments are planned in four phases that will take place through to 2032. For more information, you can read this phasing plan from the Toronto Zoo.