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.

Dogs are to remain leashed in other areas of parks or the dog owner/walker will be subject to a fine of $240. 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 Map 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. 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

Park Map Amenities
Allan Gardens (west end) 160 Gerrard Street East, Gerrard & Jarvis Street CDW/FEN/SDA
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. FEN
Corktown Common 155 Bayview Ave. CDW/FEN
Coxwell Ravine Park 460 O’Connor Drive  CDW/FEN
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 Greenspace 51 Power St. CDW/FEN
Ramsden Park 215 Avenue Road CDW/FEN
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
Silverbirch Park From the foot of Silverbirch Ave. to the foot of Nursewood Rd. 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

Park Map 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, 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

Park Map Amenities
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.
FEN
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.
CDW/FEN
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.
CDW/FEN/ SDA
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 license 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 Medical Officer of Health
  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

Fines

Each of the following bylaw infractions carries a $240 fine:

  1. Dogs off-leash
  2. Dog at large
  3. Dog with no licence
  4. Failure to clean up after your dog
  5. More than six cats or more than three dogs
  6. Failure to provide adequate care for your animal

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.