Under Toronto Municipal Code (TMC) Chapter 608, Parks, drinking is not allowed in City Parks, unless authorized by a permit in an enclosed area.  

There are three relevant liquor offences under Toronto Municipal Code. Each offence carries a $300 fine:

  • §608-8A – Possess open liquor container in a park without permit
  • §608-8B – Provide/supply/make available liquor in a park to persons who appear to be underage
  • §608-8C – Consume/sell/serve liquor in a park without permit

The provincial Liquor Licence Act Opens in new window also carries $100 fines for drinking in public:

  • 31(2) – Consuming liquor in other than licensed premises, residence or private place
  • 31(2) – Having liquor in open container in other than licensed premises, residence or private place

The Act also has a $50 fine for being intoxicated in a public place (31(4)).

If you are concerned about public safety or if you are concerned for your own safety, you should call Toronto Police directly.

If you are concerned about a group drinking in a park, contact 311 to submit a service request for park conduct.

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