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NOTE: Confederation Park will have a small area of the dog off leash open June 12, 2017. The main area continues to be closed due to ducks who have laid eggs at the base of a tree in the mulch. Federal Laws and the Migratory Birds Convention Act 1994 , " state that no one shall interfere, destroy or move the nest of a Migratory Bird in Canada".

The City of Toronto provides 60 off-leash parks. A list of leash free park locations is available on the City of Toronto website at: Leash Free Park listings

For the People, Dogs and Parks - Off-Leash Policy please see the City of Toronto website at: People, Dogs and Parks - Off-Leash Policy

City of Toronto website: People, Dogs & Parks

If you have a concern about an off-leash area in a City of Toronto Park, please contact 311 to be referred to the park supervisor.

For litter bins in off-leash areas see: Garbage or recycling bins - litter bins - in City parks - overflowing - request for installation

Dog owners interested in establishing an off-leash area in a City-owned park, green space, waterfront area or alternative site must establish a local dog-owner association.

For more information about the policy criteria, the request process, and how to form a local Dog Owners' Association in your local community, please email dola@toronto.ca.

Fences
Fencing is compulsory for off leash areas

TMC Chapter 608
While in a park, no person as owner or person having control of a dog shall allow the dog to run at large, except in a posted designated off-leash area.

While in a park, every person as owner or person having control of a dog shall ensure that it is on a leash or chain not exceeding 2.4 metres in length when not running at large in a posted designated off-leash area. Please see the City of Toronto website for more information.

To request enforcement of dogs off leash see: Bylaw enforcement - dogs off-leash outside of an off-leash area

Note that the slope presently within the off-leash area, south of, adjacent to, the allotment gardens is being fenced off to protect the slope and landscape from erosion. Areas of tree root zones are also being fenced off to protect the trees. There is no significant change to the extent of Dog Hill.

Please ensure that you keep your dog in sight and under voice control when off-leash. We want to make sure that the construction workers and our dogs are safe at all times.