Address: 2000 Meadowvale Road
Date: Nov 2010
If you have ever taken a ride on the zoomobile at the Toronto Zoo you may have heard the guide state. "Our reindeer are movie stars. They appeared in the hit movie The Santa Clause starring Tim Allen." Not only did the reindeer appear in the movie, but there are also a couple of scenes that were filmed on the zoo grounds.
The first scene takes place in the polar bear underwater viewing area where Scott (Tim Allen) and his son Charlie debate whether or not he is Santa Claus. This area has undergone a bit of a facelift since the 90s, but it is a great spot to watch these huge bears as they swim through the water. If you are lucky one may come right up to the window to check you out.
The second scene shows Scott and his son walking along the Camel Trail continuing the discussion. The Camel Trail used to loop around the Eurasian section of the zoo and if you look closely you can still see some of the yellow camel feet painted on the pathway. As they walk further along the path the son turns and smiles. This is the big movie moment for the zoo's reindeer as they follow behind them walking in a row. Why else would they be following Tim Allen? He must be Santa Claus.
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