The Best Toronto Dog Parks

Where are the best Toronto Dog Parks? We’ve looked through them all and put together a list of 25 amazing dog parks that you’re going to want to visit :). Toronto, is an incredible place to live and regardless of where you are chances are you are right near a nice green park to relax in. Next sunny day be sure to get out with Fido and check out one of these parks!

Side note: if you are looking for indoor activities during the cold winter you may prefer our post on Toronto Dog Activities — which includes fun places to take your dog, some of which feature AC &/or heat! Here is the list complete with cute photos of dogs :).

Toronto Dog Parks in the North York District:

1. Bayview Arena Park

Location: 3230 Bayview Ave
Off-leash hours: 0700-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced, small dog area

This park is a great little escape for dogs! It is a very big fenced area for dogs to run, and a separate section for small dogs! There is tons of room to run and make friends.

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Toronto Dog Parks | @sarahstails

2. Earl Bales Park

Location: 4169 Bathurst St.
Off-leash hours: 0600-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This park is absolutely incredible and large! There is an amphitheatre, trails, dog park, water fountain, and lots of places to run! This is a great spot for the whole family, or just for you and your pup!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @jp.tal

3. G Ross Lord Park

Location: 4801 Dufferin St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This park has the beautiful Dun River flowing through it, creating an “out of the city” feel. Take your dog here and walk the trails, run through the green, and make plenty of friends! It is truly beautiful.

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Toronto Dog Parks | @iiammj

4. Sunnybrook Park

Location: below Sunnybrook Hospital (west side of West Don River)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced, small dog area

Sunnybrook park is a great place to meet up with friends and hang out! Whether you are watching rugby, having a picnic, or meeting other dog parents! Your dogs will sleep tight after visiting this park and exhausting themselves from running around and playing with other puppies!

Popular Toronto Dog Parks in Toronto & the East York District: 

5. Allan Gardens

Location: 160 Gerrard St E. (Gerrard X Jarvis St)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced, small dog area

The botanical gardens here are to die for. Honestly. It is such a beautiful conservatory; you really need to check it out. And, while you’re at it, get your pup outside in the dog park and let them run around! Being right downtown, it is on the smaller side of dog parks, but with the double gates — peace of mind is given to dog parents! Your dog won’t get out and run into traffic, have no fear!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @monicasisson

6. Barbara hall Park

Location: 519 Church St (at Wellesley St E.)
Off-leash hours: all hours
Amenities: Fenced

Another park very centrally located! It is often quite populated, so make sure you are keeping an eye on your dog and are cleaning up after them!

7. Cedarvale Park

Location: 1611 Bathurst St (at Lonsdale Rd)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced

There is a lot of green area for the dogs to run around here, but it can also get muddy… Typical of Toronto dog parks, but just be prepared! Maybe where some rain boots. Also bring a towel to wipe the feet of your pooch!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @madden.thefreckledpup

8. Cherry Beach

Location: bottom of Cherry St.
Off-leash hours: all day
Amenities: Fenced

Hit. This. Park. Up! It is right on the beach and excellent for city-dwelling dogs to escape and get some much needed fresh air! This beach has plenty of room for you to throw sticks and balls, and your dogs will love you for it. Ultimately, this is one of the best Toronto dog parks you will ever visit!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @nash_thecockapoo

9. Clarence Square

Location: 25 Clarence Square
Off-leash hours: 0600-2359hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This one of the greats! Clarence Square provides dogs with ample opportunity to make lots of friends and get some exercise. Check out their Instagram too: @dogs_of_clarence_square

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Toronto Dog Parks | @woofitswalter

10. Coronation park

Location: 711 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Off-leash hours: 0700-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This dog park has a little something for everyone! There are loads of sports being played (rugby, baseball, frisbee, etc.), lots of people to watch, places to walk, views to see, and dogs to pet! Do your dog a solid and bring them to this park for a fun afternoon of running around with friends!

11. Craigleigh Gardens

Location: 160 South Dr.
Off-leash hours: 0600-0900hrs and 1800-2100hrs

No matter the season, this park is always a good option. There is plenty of places to walk and throw a stick or two for your dog. Green in the summer, beautifully white in the winter.

12. David Crombie Park

Location: 131 to 171 The Esplanade at Lower Sherbourne St
Off-leash hours: 0600-0800hrs and 0700-2300hrs

This park has a beautiful mural on the basketball court that has a stunning view of downtown behind it. The view is honestly so good; you should just teach your dog how to play basketball (re: AirBud) so that you can have this view in site at all times. In all seriousness, this dog park is an excellent option if you’re in the area! Very well maintained and lots of room to run!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @allanjamessherman

13. Don Valley Brick Works

Location: 550 Bayview Ave
Off-leash hours: 0600-2359hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This park also has incredible views of the city. There are a bunch of paths for walking and exploring with your little furry friend. Furthermore, the amount of greenery is super ideal. Definitely a breath of fresh air!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @dandypuglouis

14. Greenwood Park

Location: 150 Greenwood Ave (At Dundas St. E.)
Off-leash hours: all day
Amenities: Fenced

Blocks on blocks of green! This park has a little something for everyone: fields for sports, a pool, and space for dogs to run around! The area surrounding isn’t half bad either! Make sure to stop for some brunch or coffee on your way in or out, there are excellent options in the area.

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Toronto Dog Parks | @materialarchive

15. Hillcrest Park

Location: 950 Davenport Rd (At Christie St)
Off-leash hours: Apr-Oct — 0600-0900hrs and 2000-2300hrs, Nov-Mar — 0600-2300hrs

The actual dog park area is shared with the Wychwood Tennis Club, that is why there are odd hours in the summer. Ultimately, this park is great if you want to give your kids (human or dog kind) some exercise! It’s a reasonably sized park and is very well lit and maintained.

16. Monarch Park

Location: 115 Hanson St (At CNR tracks)
Off-leash hours: 0530-2359hrs

Monarch Park is great for all! It’s very big, with pools (regular and wading), loads of trees and greenery, there is a fountain, hills, and the people that come here are very courteous. Make sure you clean up after your pup to maintain the integrity of this awesome park!

17. Ramsden Park

Location: 215 Avenue Rd
Off-leash hours: 0600-0900hrs and 1800-2100hrs

One of the best Toronto dog parks! This park is incredibly well maintained, the people are friendly, the area doesn’t have that “caged in” feel to it. It is an excellent place for you and your dog to meet new friends!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @renate_theriault

18. Riverdale Park West

Location: 375 Sumach St (At Carlton St)
Off-leash hours: all day

There is so much room for your dogs to run here! Throw that ball as far as you can and tire that pup out! Also, there are paths and stairs for you to get some exercise as well! A win-win for all.

19. Sir Winston Churchill Park

Location: 301 St. Clair Ave. W.
Off-leash hours: 0600-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This park sits atop a hill and provides for glorious views! Thankfully, the off-leash area is large enough that your dog can run around meeting new friends or mind their own business and sniff to their hearts desire. This park can get a bit mucky in the spring, just FYI!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @leroythebxer

20. South Stanley Park

Location: 845 King St W
Off-leash hours: all day
Amenities: Fenced

This park is split by King St, which is quite busy — so be careful if crossing! There is plenty to do on both sides of the park. Furthermore, the off-leash area is large and very well maintained! Just keep an eye on your dogs and everyone will have a great time.

21. Trinity Bellwoods Park

Location: 790 Queen St W (At Shaw St.)
Off-leash hours: 0600-2359hrs

This park is very popular among Toronto dog owners. Probably because there are a lot of hills to sit on and watch your dog play! On a Sunday afternoon, with a beer in one hand (we didn’t say anything…), a sandwich in the other, and your dog running around with new friends… definitely makes for a good afternoon!

22. Withrow Park

Location: 725 Logan Ave (at Danforth Ave)
Off-leash hours: all day
Amenities: Fenced

This park is a beautiful little neighbourhood park. There are skating rinks in the winter and farmer’s markets in the summer. The off-leash area is very well maintained and wood-chipped to reduce the muckiness! This is an excellent spot to take your family and your dogs.

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Toronto Dog Parks | @striking_time

23. Wychwood Barns Park

Location: 76 Wychwood Ave (at Christie St.)

Off-leash hours:

Tues., Thurs., Sat.: 0730-1200hrs and 1500-2100hrs
Sun., Mon.: 1000-1200hrs and 1500-2100hrs

Amenities: Fenced

While not the biggest park in the area, this place is still one of our favourite Toronto Dog Parks. There is a lot of benches to sit and watch your dogs play, it is incredibly well maintained, and has a killer location!

Toronto Suburbs Dog Parks: Etobicoke & York District:

24. High Park

Location: 1873 Bloor St W (At Parkside Dr.)
Off-leash hours: 0700-2200hrs
Amenities: Fenced

This scenic area makes High Park one of the best Toronto dog parks! There is an abundance of off-leash dog trails so you and your pal can get some exercise! Furthermore, the fenced area is super well maintained, with a drinking fountain, benches, and lots of space for fetch!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @neuscamins

25. Humber Bay Park West

Location: 2225 Lake Shore Blvd. W.
Off-leash hours: 0600-2359hrs
Amenities: Fenced

Humber Bay Park has a great name. Also, (like that is the only thing it could be good for…) it has an AMAZING view of downtown. Seriously, you’ll want to just sit on the seawall and chill with your pooch looking at this great view. This dog park is very well maintained, lit, and friendly. Make some friends and get some exercise, what more could you want?

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Toronto Dog Parks | @vitakwn

26. Marie Curtis Park

Location: 2 Forty Second St
Off-leash hours: 0600-2359hrs
Amenities: Fenced

One of the greatest Toronto dog parks (in the surrounding Toronto area). It has a great design and very well maintained. There is a lot of room for dogs to run around and smell all the smells. Furthermore, once you’re done at the dog park, you can head on down to the beach! This fresh air and sand is a welcomed change of pace.

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Toronto Dog Parks | @fitshar

The Best Dog Parks in Scarborough District

27. L’Amoreaux Park

Location: 1785 McNicoll Ave (by the cricket centre)
Off-leash hours: 0700-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced

One of the biggest parks in the Scarborough area, you can’t miss out on seeing L’Amoreaux Park. There is fun for the whole family; from the water park, to tennis courts, and playing fetch with your dog. Check out this very well maintained and chill park next weekend!

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Toronto Dog Parks | @k.lamm

28. Thomson Memorial Park

Location: 1005 Brimley Ave.
Off-leash hours: 0700-2300hrs
Amenities: Fenced, small dog area

Another Scarborough favourite. Plenty of seating for dog owners who will eventually need it, because their dogs won’t want to leave! With a ton of places to run around and make friends, your dog will definitely be begging to come back!

If we missed any of your favourite parks, please leave us a comment and let us know!

-TheGoFetchTeam

 

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