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A complete round-up of the best off-leash dog parks in Toronto and East York

Find Toronto's best off-leash dog parks where energetic pups can let off some steam.

Photo | @quincy.the.silken

Despite being the biggest city in Canada by population with towering skyscrapers of glass and steel - plus scores of restaurants, bars, clubs and shops - Toronto still has it's fair share of green and urban spaces that locals and tourists alike can't help but flock to.

With its diverse neighbourhoods offering views of the city, islands and architectural scene, there's a walking spot for every dog owner and their four-legged friend in this glittering city on the East Coast.

As PawSwap, the app to find all the dog-friendly places in your city, launches in Toronto this month, we at OMD! have compiled a complete round up of all the destinations across the core of Toronto and East York to take your pooch for an off-leash walk.

Waterfront and Toronto Islands

With incredible views of the city and white sandy beaches, Toronto's Waterfront and Islands district is the perfect summer destination for a frolic under the sun amongst pups.

  • City Place Park

  • Coronation Park

  • Cherry Beach off-leash dog park

City Centre

Toronto's downtown core is full of life, with towering skyscrapers, trendy restaurants and endless shopping destinations. Among the colossal sheets of glass and steel are several dog parks, perfect for every urban pooch to have a trot around.

  • Allan Gardens

  • Clarence Square

  • Grange Park

  • St Andrew's Playground

Don Valley

Full of greenery, this North-East suburb of inner Toronto will have you and your dog desperate for more time out of the hustle and bustle of the city with each visit.

  • Barbara Hall Park

  • Coxwell Ravine Park

  • Craigleigh Gardens

  • Don Valley Brickworks Park

  • Hillcrest Park

  • Regent Park

  • Riverdale Park West

Old Town

With it's industrial Victorian architecture and bustling food market, Toronto's Old Town is completed with it's beautifully manicured gardens - as well as it's off-leash dog areas for trendy four-footed residents to stroll in.

  • David Crombie Park

  • Orphan's Green


Lined with sandy beaches that are ideal for any day in the sun, Eastside is full of nature as well as urban architecture to explore with your pup. From the sandy Balmy Beach to enjoying the spectacular city views at Riverdale Park, you and your pooch will have a fantastic time exploring this district's hidden gems.

  • Balmy Beach park

  • Cassels Avenue Playround

  • Gerrard Carlaw Parkette Dog Park

  • Greenwood Park

  • Hideaway Park

  • Kew Gardens

  • Merrill Bridge Road Park

  • Monarch Park

  • Norwood Park

  • Oakrest Parkette

  • Riverdale Park East

  • Stan Wadlow Park

  • Thompson Street Parkette

  • Wildwood Crescent Playground

  • Withrow Park


The most happening destination in The 6ix, Westside is alive with bars, restaurants and boutiques open at all hours. Scattered among this district are some great off-leash parks to take your dog to - the biggest being Trinity Bellwoods Park, complete with it's own dog "bowl", perfect for pups to race around.

  • Bickford Park

  • Bill Johnston Park

  • Sorauren Avenue Park

  • Stanley Off-Leash Dog Park

  • Trinity Bellwoods Park


A diverse mix of neighbourhoods makes up this huge district north of downtown Toronto and encompasses a selection of off-leash areas to take your pooch for a run.

  • Cedarville Park

  • Ramsden Park

  • Sir Winston Churchill Park


With tree-lined streets that almost beg you to stop for a photo, Midtown is an eclectic mix of neighbourhoods peppered with museums and cultural attractions, as well as the University of Toronto.

  • Vermont Square Park

  • Wychwood Barns Park

How many of these can you tick off your list?

Want to find more information about these off-leash dog parks in your area? Download the free PawSwap app today to find dog-friendly parks, hikes, businesses and more along with their full dog policies in one convenient place.


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