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Leash-free - off-leash areas in City of Toronto parks

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The City of Toronto provides 60 off-leash parks. For a list of leash free park locations, or The People, Dogs and Parks - Off-Leash Policy you can visit the City of Toronto website

People, Dogs and Parks - Off-Leash Policy

Leash Free Park listings

If you have a concern about an off-leash area in a City of Toronto Park, please contact 311 and you will be directed 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. The dog-owner association must provide two key contacts and submit an off-Leash Area Application to Parks, Forestry and Recreation.

Requests for dogs off-leash areas

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.
(http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/municode/1184_608.pdf )

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.