Toronto Zoo's Turtle Island Conservation programme (TIC) respectfully shares the hopes and goals of First Nation partners in our committment to the preservation of biodiversity. TIC partners with First Nation communities to preserve community knowledge and significant natural and cultural landscapes.



Complimentary General Admission
for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis People

Starting June 1st, 2024, the Toronto Zoo is proud to offer complimentary general admission to all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people year-round.

Please note: Complimentary admission applies to general admission only. Parking, Zoomobile, and other onsite attractions will still require payment.

For information, please contact [email protected].




The objectives of the Turtle Island Conservation programme are:

  • To foster respect for self, community, Mother Earth, and the Creator

  • To recognize and record significant landscapes valued by First Nation communities

  • To integrate traditional ways of knowing with western science to monitor, protect, respect and restore landscapes

  • To integrate language, art and crafts to sustain traditional ways of knowing and among non-Indigenous

  • To facilitate understanding of diversity of First Nation culture and ways of knowing among non-Indigenous

Turtle Island Conservation has a variety of resources available in 
Mohawk and Ojibway languages:

Other initiatives include:

  • Outreach education presentations in First Nations' communities
  • Shoreline cleanups in First Nations communities
  • Monitoring programs in First Nation communities

If you would like more information about the program please contact:
Programme Coordinator, Turtle Island Conservation [email protected], or 416- 393-6362

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at:
Turtle Island Conservation 
Toronto Zoo 
361A Old Finch Ave. 
Toronto, ON 
M1B 5K7 

E-mail: [email protected]

Telephone: 416-393-6362 
Fax: 416-392-4979

Office hours are from 8:30 am- 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday.