Toronto Off Leash Dog Parks

Cadie and I are going to take the opportunity to visit all of Toronto off leash dog parks in the next year. If you look below you'll find a general description of where the park is, and some general comments that other Torontonians have posted. I'll be sure to publish photos on the main site, but I'll be keeping track here. 

You will also notice that there are indoor off leash areas listed below, that's the beauty of living in a northern, and sometimes frigid climate, the industry and retail sectors cater to people, and dogs who, are looking for a warm place to play. Anyhow, if you are in the city, and would like to know more about the various dog parks keep reading, I'll be sure to post lots of thoughts and photos.

Dog parks in Toronto - Here is a good list from the city of Toronto of leash free dog parks in Toronto.
Date Cadie and I were here
Rennie Park
140 Ellis Avenue
South of the Parking Lot and signs are visible.

High Park
1873 Bloor St. W. at Parkside Dr.
Open area west of the Dream Site and the allotment Gardens and North East of the Grenadier Restaurant (known as dog hill)
Spring 2009
Bickford Park
400 Grace St. at Harbord St.
South of School, north of playing field

South Stanley Park
845 King St. West, at Adelaide
South of King St., South of baseball diamonds, north of walkway, west of buildings and basketball courts.

Trinity Bellwoods Park
790 Queen St. W. at Shaw St.
Centre of park, between walkways

Hillcrest Park
950 Davenport RD. at Christie
south of playground and tennis courts to natural slope designated by snow fence

Nordheimer Ravine 326 Spadina Rd. at St. Clair Av.
South of St. Clair, west of Spadina

Sherwood Park 1200 Mt. Pleasant Rd. at Sherwood Av.
East end of Park (natural area)
Cedarvale Ravine
1611 Bathurst St. at Lonsdale Rd.
Between Bathurst and Spadina, south of Millbank Ave.

Jean Sibelius Park
50 Kendal Avenue  
Entire Park. Off Leash Park only on these times. At all other times dogs must be on Leash.

Park Drive Reservation Lands
200 Park Drive at Mount Pleasant Rd.
East of Glen Road, north of the Nature Trail (north of Milkman's Road)

Ramsden Park
215 Avenue Rd. (Under Review- Sept.)
Through-out the Park.

Craigleigh Gardens
160 South Drive
Entire park. Off leash park only on these times. All all other times dogs must be on leash.

Vermont Square 819 Palmerston Avenue
Off Leash Park only on these times, 7 days a week. At all other times dogs must be on Leash. Area South of William H. Bolton Arena Weekdays and Weekends

DunDonald St. Parkette
15 Glouchester Street at DunDonald Street
Between vents and timber edging Between paved walkways South of playground

Cawthra Square
519 Church St. at Wellesley St. E.
North end of park, north of path  

David Crombie Park
131 to 171 The Esplanade at Lower Sherbourne St.
Southwest corner of Lower Sherbourne and The Esplanade

121 Carlton St.
Along Jarvis Street between Jarvis Street Baptist Church and St. Andrews Church West of fountain

Riverdale Park West
375 Sumach St. at Carlton St. - West of farm - Lower playing fields, southeast of Farm.
Park area west of Riverdale Farm, the upper park.

East of service road only

Cassels Avenue Playground
69 Cassels Av. at Brookside Av.
North end of park, north of field house.

Eastern Beaches
Silverbirch Ave. east to R.H. Harris Filtration Plant Silverbirch Ave. west to Lakeshore & Coxwell Ave.

between fence and concrete retaining wall. between snow fence and waters edge (Lake). East Silverbirch Avenue to Nursewood

East Lynn Park
1949 Danforth Av. at East Lynn Av.
Entire Park.
 often in 2009 and 2010
Greenwood Park
150 Greenwood Av. at Dundas St. East.
South end of Park, south of ice rink and field house

Hideaway Park
23 Audley Ave.
Entire Park.

Kew Gardens
2075 Queen St. E at Lee Ave.
Foot of Kew, on Beach, between snow fence and Lake.
August 2010
Monarch Park
115 Hanson St. at CNR tracks
East of wading pool and playground, bordered by Parkmount Road and CNR railway lands.

Norwood Park
16 Norwood Road
Middle of Park. West of Norwood Road. West of Tennis Courts in designated fenced area.

Oakcrest Park
30 Oakcrest Av. at Woodbine Av.
South end of park, south of wading pool.

Withrow Park
725 Logan Av. at Danforth Av.  
South of the ice rink, north of the baseball diamond between the two hills.

Cherry Beach
Address: Botton of Cherry st. - Toronto
SOUTH W corner of the beach between the fence and the water's edge. (Lake)

August 2009
Don Valley Brickworks - Address: Bayview Extension s. of Pottery Road
Fenced area to the left of the parking lot as you enter the Brick Works lot. At least one other fenced area buried in the hiking trails.
Wouldn't recommend going late at night - very secluded after dark.

Lansdowne park - 419 Lansdowne Ave

PawsWay - Indoor Off Leash - Address: 245 Queens Quay West (by Harbourfront Centre)
PawsWay, the Pet Discovery Centre now operates an indoor Off Leash park - 3700 sq feet. They now offer an indoor off leash for small breed and all breed three to four days a week. Please see for more info or call 416 360-PAWS.
Winter 2009
Sunnybrooke Park
Address: Leslie and Eglinton
its a small area when dogs can run off leash, but you walk walk through the woods and cross Bayview into Sherwood park. Good 1-2 hour walk
Summer 2010