Which Dog Parks in Toronto Have Dedicated Small Dog Areas?

Which Dog Parks in Toronto Have Dedicated Small Dog Areas?

Finding the right off-leash dog park in Toronto isn’t always easy. From choosing the right time to visit, to the terrain type, to the park’s size, there are plenty of factors a dog owner needs to consider. 

Dog owners with smaller dogs may also want to look for dog parks that offer dedicated small dog areas to protect their dogs from rough play and larger dogs. 

These dedicated small dog spaces are often dedicated for puppies or dogs under 20 lbs / 9.1 kg – making it easier for smaller dogs to play more comfortably with dogs of their own size. 



Which Dog Parks in Toronto Have Dedicated Small Dog Areas?

Here is a map of all the dog parks in Toronto with dedicated small dog areas:

Out of the 70 dog parks in Toronto, only 11 dog parks in Toronto have a dedicated small dog area:

  • 1 is in the Etobicoke area (blue)
  • 2 are in the North York area (red)
  • 4 are in the Toronto / East York area (teal)
  • 4 are in the Scarborough area (purple)
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Dog Parks With Small Dog Area in Etobicoke

1. Raymore Dog Park

Woman bent down beside red and white corgi wearing a clear Rexspex goggle with orange frames at Raymore Park's Off-Leash Area
Inside the main area of Raymore Dog Park – in the background is the small dog area

Dog Parks With Small Dog Area in North York

1. Bayview Arena Dog Park

Three dog owners and some off-leash dogs at the Bavyiew Dog Park during the winter. There are several transmission towers in the backdrop along with the high rise buildings from the North York area in the background.
Bayview Arena Dog Park – Image taken from the small dog area overlooking the larger dog park area

2. Dogsview Park / Downsview Dog Park

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Dog Parks With Small Dog Area in Toronto / East York

1. Allan Gardens Small Dog Park

Statue of a blue dog at Allan Gardens Small Dog Park - an Off-Leash Dog Park in Toronto / East York Area.
Image by City of Toronto

2. Kew Gardens Dog Park

Two dogs playing on a rocky beach at Kew Gardens Off Leash Dog Park - an off-leash dog park with a dedicated small dog area.
Image taken by City of Toronto

3. Sunnybrook Dog Park

4. Ramsden Dog Park

Ramsden Dog Park
Image taken by the City of Toronto

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Dog Parks with Small Dog Area in Scarborough

1. Confederation Dog Park

2. Hand of God Dog Park

Concrete Statues at the Hand of God Park beside the Off-Leash Dog Park.
Photo by Manoj Pandya on Google Review

Also known as the Frank Faubert Woodlot Dog Park.

3. McCowan Dog Park

4. Thomson Dog Park

Dog running off-leash at the Thomson Memorial Dog Park in Scarborough

Image by City of Toronto

Did You Know?
Just north of Thomson Memorial Park is Birkdale Ravine – a short 1.4 KM footpath with over 45 Cherry Blossom trees – it’s one of the 7 places in Toronto you can take beautiful spring photos with your dog.

Summary

To summarize, these are the 11 dogs parks in Toronto that offer dedicated small dog areas:

  1. Bayview Arena Dog Park in North York
  2. Dogsview Dog Park / Downsview Dog Park in North York
  3. Allan Gardens in Toronto / East York
  4. Kew Gardens in Toronto / East York
  5. Sunnybrook Park in Toronto / East York
  6. Ramsden Dog Park in Toronto / East York
  7. Confederation Dog Park in Scarborough
  8. Hand of God Dog Park in Scarborough
  9. McCowan Dog Park in Scarborough
  10. Thomson Memorial Park in Scarborough

What We Always Bring With Us to Dog Parks

What’s on Limone:

Depending on the situation we rotate Limone through various harnesses and collars:

Similarly, we rotate Limone’s leash based on our needs. These are the three leashes we use regularly:

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Maria is the founder of SYDE Road, a blog about adventure and often-times dog-friendly traveling. She loves researching and planning for trips and is the 'project manager' for many of the small group adventures documented on this blog. She believes that while it is always best to go into a trip with a plan, the best planned trips are always the ones that have time built-in to explore and get a bit lost. Her itineraries are detailed with safety hints and tips, but are also peppered with unique travel stories and experiences that are the result of free time, getting lost, or stepping off the main trails. She aims to inspire others and give people the confidence to travel the world and get a bit sidetracked!

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