Our parks need to be shared equitably by various users. Please have your dog on-leash when in our parks and ravines. I have received feedback that the number of off-leash dogs makes some parks unwelcoming, including to other dog owners whose pets are on-leash. Be warned that Inspectors do visit our parks at various times to enforce the by-law. Sincere appreciation for your co-operation.
In Toronto, according to Municipal Code Chapter #349, all dogs must be kept on a leash whenever they are on any property other than their owner’s – unless they are in designated dogs off-leash areas. In a park (Code #608) a fine up to $5,000 may be issued for an off-leash dog.