Dogs Off-Leash Areas
Dogs off-leash areas in City parks are an enclosed area for dogs to socialize and run free. These areas are also designed to allow for proper-drainage, so parks can keep looking their best.
The City has expanded Green Bins (organic waste) to all Dog Off-Leash Areas in parks across the city. In parks that do not have a Green Bin, residents are encouraged to dispose of organic waste in garbage bins.
Dogs are to remain leashed in other areas of parks or the dog owner/walker will be subject to a fine of $365. Help keep everyone safe – including your dog!
Guide to Amenities
CDW: Commercial Dog Walkers allowed
FEN: Fenced park
SDA: Small Dog Area: for dogs weighing a maximum 20 lbs, with a maximum height of 12 inches at the shoulders
|Bayview Arena Park – 3230 Bayview Ave.||CDW/FEN/SDA|
|Earl Bales Park – 4169 Bathurst St.||CDW/FEN|
|G. Ross Lord Park – 4801 Dufferin St.||FEN|
|Linkwood Lane Park – 10 Linkwood Ln.||FEN|
|Sandy Bruce Park – 426 Moore Ave.||FEN|
|Sherwood Park – 190 Sherwood Ave.
The off-leash area is in a fenced off-trail area. Follow signs on the trail.
|Sunnybrook Park – 1132 Leslie St.
The off-leash area is south-east of Sunnybrook Hospital, on the west side of the West Don River.
|Woburn Park – 575 Cranbrooke Ave.
The off-leash area is in the north-west section of the park.
|Yonge and York Mills – 4070 Yonge St.,
The off-leash area is north of York Mills Road/Wilson Avenue, on the west side of Yonge Street.
|Allan Gardens – 160 Gerrard St. E.||CDW/FEN/SDA|
|Balmy Beach Park (Silverbirch Park) – 1 Beech Ave.
The off-leash area runs from the foot of Silver Birch Avenue to the foot of Nursewood Road.
|Barbara Hall Park – 519 Church St.||FEN|
|Bickford Park – 400 Grace St. at Harbord Street||CDW/FEN|
|Bill Johnston Park – 65 Western Battery Rd.||CDW|
|Cassels Avenue Playground – 69 Cassels Ave.
The off-leash area can be accessed at Brookside Avenue.
|Cedarvale Park – 1611 Bathurst St.
The off-leash area can be accessed from Strathearn Road.
|Cherry Beach – 1 Cherry St.||CDW/FEN|
|Clarence Square – 25 Clarence Sq.||FEN|
|Coronation Park – 711 Lake Shore Blvd. W.||CDW/FEN|
|Corktown Common – 155 Bayview Ave.
Closed from April 15, 2019, to end of January 2020, due to construction. Construction may be extended for an extra six months.
|Coxwell Ravine Park – 460 O’Connor Dr.
Closed from March 15, 2019, to October 31, 2019, due to construction.
|Craigleigh Gardens – 160 South Dr.|
|David Crombie Park – 131 The Esplanade
The off-leash area is at the corner of Frederick Street and the Esplanade.
|Don Valley Brick Works – 550 Bayview Ave.||CDW/FEN|
|Gerrard Carlaw Parkette – 855 Gerrard St. E.||CDW/FEN|
|Grange Park – 26 Grange Rd. W.|
|Greenwood Park – 150 Greenwood Ave. at Dundas Street East||CDW/FEN|
|Hideaway Park – 23 Audley Ave.||FEN|
|Hillcrest Park – 950 Davenport Rd.|
|Kew Gardens – 2075 Queen St. E.
The off-leash area is near the end of Lee Avenue, on the beach, marked by fencing.
|Merrill Bridge Road Park – 1 East Lynn Ave.|
|Monarch Park – 115 Hanson St.
The off-leash area is near the railway tracks.
|Norwood Park – 16 Norwood Rd.||CDW/FEN|
|Oakcrest Parkette – 30 Oakcrest Ave.|
|Orphan’s Green – 51 Power St.||CDW/FEN|
|Ramsden Park – 215 Avenue Rd.||CDW/FEN/SDA|
|Regent Park – 620 Dundas St. E.||FEN|
|Riverdale Park East – 550 Broadview Ave.|
|Riverdale Park West – 375 Sumach St.
The off-leash area is southeast of Riverdale Farm.
|Sir Winston Churchill Park – 301 St. Clair Ave. W.
Closed until fall 2019 due to construction.
|Sorauren Avenue Park – 289 Sorauren Ave.||CDW/FEN|
|South Stanley Park – 845 King St. W.||CDW/FEN|
|Stan Wadlow Park – 888 Cosburn Ave.||FEN|
|St. Andrew’s Playground – 450 Adelaide St.W.||FEN|
|Thompson Street Parkette – 120 Broadview Ave.||FEN|
|Trinity Bellwoods Park – 790 Queen St. W.||CDW|
|Vermont Square Park – 819 Palmerston Ave.||CDW|
|Wildwood Crescent Playground – 110 Wildwood Cres.||FEN|
|Withrow Park – 725 Logan Ave.||CDW/FEN|
|Wychwood Barns Park – 76 Wychwood Ave.
The off-leash area can be accessed from Christie Street, south of Benson Avenue.
|Beresford Park – 400 Beresford Ave.|
|Colonel Sam Smith Park – 1 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr.
The off-leash area is near the water treatment plant.
|Don Russell Memorial Park – 290 Birmingham St.
The off-leash area is on Birmingham Street at Faustina Drive.
|Earlscourt Park -1200 Lansdowne Ave.||CDW/FEN|
|High Park – 1873 Bloor St. W. at Parkside Drive||CDW/FEN|
|Humber Bay Park West – 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.||CDW/FEN|
|King’s Mill Park -1 Humber Valley Rd.
The off-leash area is south of Bloor Street, near Humber Valley Road.
|Marie Curtis Park – 2 Forty Second St.
The off-leash area is located at Lake Shore Boulevard West and Browns Line.
|Raymore Park – 95 Raymore Dr.||FEN/CDW/SDA|
|Sir Casimir Gzowski Park – 2001 Lake Shore Blvd. W.||CDW/FEN|
|Woolner Park – 735 Jane St.||FEN|
|Botany Hill Park – 277 Orton Park Rd.||CDW/FEN|
|Colonel Danforth Park – 130 Old Kingston Rd.
The off-leash area is located off Old Kingston Road, west of Military Trail, and is not in the main parkland.
|Confederation Park – 240 Dolly Varden Blvd.||CDW/FEN/SDA|
|Frank Faubert Wood Lot (Hand of God Park) – 185 Borough Dr.||FEN/ SDA|
|L’Amoreaux – 1785 McNicoll Ave.
The off-leash area is located next to the Cricket Centre
|Scarborough Heights Park – 27 Fishleigh Dr.||FEN|
|Thomson Memorial Park – 1005 Brimley Ave.
This park features a section for dogs who prefer a quieter setting
|Warden Woods Park – 125 Pharmacy Ave.||CDW/FEN|
Code of Conduct and Bylaws
- Follow all signs and respect all boundaries.
- Dogs must be on a leash at all times (except when in the dogs off-leash area)
- All dogs must have a visible municipal licence tag
- Dogs must be vaccinated
- Dogs must not trample or endanger plant material and other park resources
- The following dogs aren’t allowed in dogs off-leash areas:
- Pit Bulls or other dangerous animals – see the Dog Owner’s Liability Act
- Female dogs in heat
- Any dog that has been issued a muzzle order by the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards
- Dogs must not chase wildlife
- Pick up after your dog and throw it out in a disposal bin
- Keep dogs in sight and under control at all times
- Don’t leave dogs unattended in the off-leash area
- Repair holes dug by the dogs under your control
Each of the following bylaw infractions carries a fine:
- Dogs off-leash
- Dog at large
- Dog with no licence
- Failure to clean up after your dog
To report a dog off-leash, contact 311.