Off-leash Parks

People and dogs enjoying a dog park

Residents in dog park

We have 3 off-leash areas of dogs in Ward 21:


Cedarvale Park

Hillcrest Park

Wychwood Barns Park


Please check park signage for details on designated areas and times of operation.

To find more across the city, check the off-leash locations on the city’s website.

On-leash By-law

a sign indicating the off leash area for dogs

Off-leash area sign

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.