You can submit a complaint about a dog at large or dogs off-leash outside a designated off-leash area by clicking the link below, or by calling 311.

The address or license plate of the dog owner is required in order to investigate.

The City of Toronto Municipal Code requires that all dogs must be on a leash and in the care and control of a person unless consent is given by the person owning the property where the dog is found.

No owner of a dog shall cause or permit the dog to be at large in the City, including, but not limited to, upon or in any lands or grounds owned or operated by the City, such as sidewalks, curbs, boulevards, walkways or other public places owned by the City, except where expressly permitted by City by-law.

Dogs must remain leashed in public, unless in designated dogs' off-leash areas. Your dog must be kept on a leash no more than two metres long. You must be holding on to the leash; leashing your dog to a pole or bike rack is not allowed. You can be fined if your dog is off-leash.

Pick up after your dog on private and public property and put dog waste in a Green Bin. The City has Green Bins for organic waste in all dogs off-leash areas in parks, other select locations in parks, and a few street litter bins that accept dog waste across the city.

Dog off-leash on school property

Complaints about a dog(s) off-leash on Toronto school property can be submitted below, or call 311. You must be able to provide the schools name and address, the dog owners information, and provide your contact information as well.

Data obtained from complaints without owners information will be used to guide pro-active compliance initiatives and strategies whish will include Toronto District School Board and the Toronto Catholic School Board.

Further information on regulations for dog owners, requirements to keep dogs on leash, fines for having a dog off-leash or to find a dog-off leash area in your neighbourhood visit the City of Toronto website.

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