Fishing & Boating
As long as you have a valid Outdoors Card and a fishing license tag, you can fish almost anywhere on Toronto public lands. Find out everything you need to know about casting a line in Toronto.
Where To Fish
- Toronto Islands: Ferry from the foot of Bay St.
- Tommy Thompson Park
- Ashbridges Bay Park
- Grenadier Pond—south end only (inside High Park – see permitted fishing area)
- Humber River Marsh: Mouth of Humber River upstream to Lakeshore Blvd.
- Rouge River Marsh: Lawrence Ave. east of Port Union Rd.
- Bluffers Park
- Upper Main Rouge River: Public lands upstream of Hwy. 2
- Lower Humber River at Etienne Brule Park
- Eglinton Flats
- G. Ross Lord Park
- Humber Bay Park East
- Colonel Samuel Smith Park
- Marie Curtis Park
- Centennial Park
- Summerlea Park
Fishing Rules & Regulations
Get Outdoors Card and Fishing License Tag
Visit ontario.ca/page/fishing to learn everything you need to know to fish in Ontario, including:
- How many fish you can catch
- What kinds of fish you can catch
- Specific rules and tips for fishing in a City and more!
Rules and Tips
See all at ontario.ca/page/fishing
- If you are fishing from shore, you can only use one rod and reel. No nets or other devices
- Some bigger fish shouldn’t be eaten due to contaminants
- Take your line and hook home with you or dispose of them properly. This will prevent birds and other animals getting caught in them.
- Consider Catch and Release, particularly for bigger fish, to help improve the quality of future fishing.
- If you keep your catch, place it in a cooler so the fish stays cool and fresh
Toronto’s river systems and long lakefront shoreline make it an urban paddling paradise. Rent equipment from a local equipment shop or the from City’s Toronto Islands Boathouse on Toronto Island Park.