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
North York District Locations
|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.||Map||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.||Map||FEN|
|Yonge and York Mills 4070 Yonge St., north of York Mills on the west side of Yonge St.||CDW/FEN|
Toronto & East York District Locations
|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||Map||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||Map||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.||Map||CDW/FEN|
|Greenwood Park 150 Greenwood Avenue at Dundas Street East||Map||CDW/FEN|
|Hideaway Park 23 Audley Ave.||FEN|
|Hillcrest Park 950 Davenport Road at Christie||Map|
|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||Map||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)||Map||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||Map||CDW|
|Vermont Square 819 Palmerston Ave. (Bathurst & Dupont area)||Map||CDW|
|Wildwood Crescent Playground 110 Wildwood Crescent (Gerrard & Woodbine area)||FEN|
|Withrow Park 725 Logan Avenue at Danforth Ave.||Map||CDW/FEN|
|Wychwood Car Barns Park 76 Wychwood Ave (Entrance from Christie St. south of Benson Ave.)||FEN|
Etobicoke & York District Locations
|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
Starting May 4 at 7 a.m., the park will be car-free due to peak cherry blossom bloom.
|Humber Bay Park West 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.||CDW/FEN|
|King’s Mill Park 1 Humber Valley Rd. South of Bloor, near Humber Valley Rd.|
|Marie Curtis Park 2 Forty Second Street, Lakeshore and Browns Line||CDW/FEN|
|Raymore Park 95 Raymore Dr.||FEN/CDW/SDA|
|Sir Casimir Gzowski Park 2001 Lakeshore Blvd. W.||CDW/FEN|
|Woolner Park 735 Jane St.||FEN|
Scarborough District Locations
|Botany Hill Park 277 Orton Park Rd.||Map||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, Bylaws & Fines
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.