The City of Toronto is running a study to find out how the City’s existing Dog Off-Leash Areas can be improved to accommodate an increasing human and dog population.

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

Park Amenities
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 Lane FEN
Sherwood Park The main park entrance is located at 190 Sherwood Avenue. The dog off-leash area lies within a fenced off-trail area. Please follow posted signage through the trail. CDW/FEN
Sunnybrook Park Below the Sunnybrook Hospital, on the west side of the West Don River. CDW/FEN/SDA
Woburn Park Northwest section of the park. This area is fenced off. Woburn Park is located just east of Bathurst off of Cranbrooke Drive. FEN
Yonge and York Mills 4070 Yonge St., north of York Mills on the west side of Yonge St. CDW/FEN
Park Amenities
Allan Gardens (west end) 160 Gerrard Street East, Gerrard & Jarvis Street CDW/FEN/SDA
Balmy Beach Park (Silverbirch Park) From the foot of Silver Birch Ave. to the foot of Nursewood Rd. CDW
Barbara Hall Park 519 Church Street at Wellesley Street East FEN
Bickford Park 400 Grace Street at Harbord Street CDW/FEN
Bill Johnston Park 65 Western Battery Rd. CDW
Cassels Avenue Playground 69 Cassels Avenue at Brookside Avenue CDW
Cedarvale Park 1611 Bathurst Street at Lonsdale Road CDW/FEN
Cherry Beach (at the foot of Cherry Street ) CDW/FEN
Clarence Square 25 Clarence Square 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 Drive
Closed from March 15, 2019 to October 31, 2019 due to construction.
Craigleigh Gardens 160 South Drive.
David Crombie Park 131 to 171 The Esplanade at Lower Sherbourne Street
Don Valley Brick Works 550 Bayview Avenue CDW/FEN
Gerrard Carlaw Parkette 855 Gerrard St. E. CDW/FEN
Greenwood Park 150 Greenwood Avenue at Dundas Street East CDW/FEN
Hideaway Park 23 Audley Ave. FEN
Hillcrest Park 950 Davenport Road at Christie
Kew Gardens 2075 Queen Street East at Lee Avenue At the foot of Lee Avenue, on the beach delineated by fencing. CDW/SDA/partial fence
Merrill Bridge Road Park 1 East Lynn Ave.
Monarch Park 115 Hanson Street at CNR tracks CDW
Norwood Park 16 Norwood Road, Woodbine & Gerrard Street CDW/FEN
Oakcrest Parkette 30 Oakcrest Avenue at Woodbine Avenue
Orphan’s Green 51 Power St. CDW/FEN
Ramsden Park 215 Avenue Road CDW/FEN/SDA
Regent Park 620 Dundas St. E. FEN
Riverdale Park East 550 Broadview Ave
Riverdale Park West 375 Sumach Street at Carlton Street, southeast of Riverdale Farm CDW
Sir Winston Churchill Park 301 St. Clair Ave. W. (Closed until Fall 2019) CDW/FEN
Sorauren Avenue Park 289 Sorauren Ave. CDW/FEN
South Stanley Park 845 King Street West 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 Street West at Shaw Street CDW
Vermont Square 819 Palmerston Ave. (Bathurst & Dupont area) CDW
Wildwood Crescent Playground 110 Wildwood Crescent (Gerrard & Woodbine area) FEN
Withrow Park 725 Logan Avenue at Danforth Ave. CDW/FEN
Wychwood Car Barns Park 76 Wychwood Ave (Entrance from Christie St. south of Benson Ave.) FEN
Park Amenities
Beresford Park 400 Beresford Ave.
Colonel Sam Smith Park (RL Clarke WT Plant), 1 Colonel Sam Smith Park Dr CDW
Don Russell Memorial Park Birmingham Street at Faustina Drive CDW
Earlscourt Park 1200 Lansdowne Ave. CDW/FEN
High Park (designated area) 1873 Bloor Street West at Parkside Drive CDW/FEN
Humber Bay Park West 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W. CDW/FEN
King’s Mill Park 1 Humber Valley Rd. South of Bloor St., near Humber Valley Rd.
Marie Curtis Park 2 Forty Second Street, Lake Shore Blvd. W. and Browns Line CDW/FEN
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
Park Amenities
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, not in the main parkland.
Confederation Park 240 Dolly Varden Blvd. CDW/FEN/SDA
Frank Faubert Wood Lot (Hand of God Park) 185 Borough Drive FEN/ SDA
L’Amoreaux 1785 McNicoll Avenue (at Silver Springs Blvd. and McNicoll Ave.)
The off-leash area is located next to the Cricket Centre.
Scarborough Heights Park 27 Fishleigh Drive FEN
Thomson Memorial Park 1005 Brimley Ave.
In addition to the main off-leash area, this park features a special section for small dogs, as well as a section for dogs who prefer a quieter setting.
Warden Woods Park Pharmacy Ave. (Entrance on Pharmacy, north of Teesdale Place) CDW/FEN

Code of Conduct and Bylaws

  1. Follow all signs and respect all boundaries.
  2. Dogs must be on a leash at all times (except when in the dogs off-leash area)
  3. All dogs must have a visible municipal licence tag
  4. Dogs must be vaccinated
  5. Dogs must not trample or endanger plant material and other park resources
  6. The following dogs aren’t allowed in dogs off-leash areas:
    1. Pit Bulls or other dangerous animals – see the Dog Owner’s Liability Act
    2. Female dogs in heat
    3. Any dog that has been issued a muzzle order by the Executive Director of Municipal Licensing and Standards
  7. Dogs must not chase wildlife
  8. Pick up after your dog and throw it out in a disposal bin
  9. Keep dogs in sight and under control at all times
  10. Don’t leave dogs unattended in the off-leash area
  11. Repair holes dug by the dogs under your control


Each of the following bylaw infractions carries a fine:

  1. Dogs off-leash
  2. Dog at large
  3. Dog with no licence
  4. Failure to clean up after your dog

For more Animals and Pets bylaws, fines and details, see Enforcement & Assistance or Municipal Code Chapter #608.

To report a dog off-leash, contact 311.